Protein Sensitive???

Hello, I am new to the boards. I have 3b/3c curls and was wondering how you can tell if you hair is protein sensitive and how exactly proteins affect hair? Also is protein present in any oils, such as shea butter? thanks!
For me, I can tell when my hair is still wet and I'm already frizzing.
3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
Med-Course
Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
SOTC: JCNS
Love your hair: Love yourself!
Protein dries me out beyond belief - my hair turns incredibly dry and it feels like hay. I go to an Aveda salon and have to bring my own products because of
1. the silicones/sulfates
2. too much protein in their products
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
I personally feel like my waves are much limper and less defined when I use a lot of protein.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

Protein dries me out beyond belief - my hair turns incredibly dry and it feels like hay. I go to an Aveda salon and have to bring my own products because of
1. the silicones/sulfates
2. too much protein in their products
Originally Posted by Lucky Charm
Yeah Lucky Charm, that's how my hair gets with protein too!
  • 3c & 3b, Normal Porosity, Very Very Coarse and Protein Sensitive
  • Shampoo: Deva Curl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
  • Conditioner: Deva Curl One, Castor Oil,
  • Styling: Expiramenting with FSG

"Time to own this poodle!!!"
My hair also feels like hay when I use protein. Also, instead of the normal spiral curls on the ends, my ends will frizz like crazy and when I look closely I can see that the individual hairs are bent in angles instead of spiraling.
3c/4a OS curls
Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
Sealing: cocoa butter

Natural since 1990, BC #3 September 2008

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