For those who have had a protein overload...

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  • 4 Post By belwillcoily
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How long does it take for the ugly halo of frizz to go away? I realized I had overdone it on Monday and did a sulphate wash and since then have only used:


GVP
KCKT
KCCC
JCNS to SOTC

And cowashed yesterday with Suave Waterfall Mist..also did a DT with GVP.

Are those all ok? My hair is feeling a ton better but the frizz is still pretty bad. Very spider-webby looking. Does it get worse before it gets better? I know some have said it took a month but I didn't know if that was specifically the frizz. That's the worst thing at this moment. I've never had frizz before the PT overload. At least I HOPE that's what it was. Makes sense because I was coarse to begin with and using GDLI, tons of LALSG.

Last edited by LinzHope24; 03-03-2011 at 11:07 AM.
I would say it takes a good few washings...but this winter has been awful for me in general with dryness, lack of moisture in the air...so I'm getting some surface frizz no matter what. The low dew points are a killer for me. So even without protein I'm still having surface frizz.

Hope is a dewy spring and then my hair might behave!

Take care,
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!
I'm experiencing this now.

I tried EcoStyler gel for the first time because I'd heard so many rave reviews about it. Well the third ingredient is hydrolyzed wheat protein. That should have been a BIG clue that I shouldn't have put it on my tresses but I did and now here we are with dry, frizzy hair that looks a hot mess even in two strand twists. What's worse is the protein seems to have created some sort of barrier where no matter how much I wet my hair, my strands aren't being moisturized very well at all. I have low porosity strands so this is NOT GOOD.

I've got to get this stuff out ASAP. I'm discouraged to read that it'll take more than one shampoo to get it all out. I'm so mad at myself. When am I going to learn to consistently listen to my hair? It told me long ago that too much protein is a no-no. I can only really tolerate it in conditioners every 6 to 8 weeks with the protein being low on the ingredient list.
Me Fascina El Pelo




Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense

Last edited by belwillcoily; 03-09-2011 at 06:58 AM.
I almost fell for that Eco Styler so many times and believe me I've gotten many other things that people raved about and the protein also killed me. Especially Wheat Protein...the worst for me!

This is how I think of protein overload. It's like if you eat too much of something. You can't get rid of it. Your body just has to process it. Just go on a no protein diet for your hair with condish, and flax seed gel...it has no protein

Good luck.
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!
I almost fell for that Eco Styler so many times and believe me I've gotten many other things that people raved about and the protein also killed me. Especially Wheat Protein...the worst for me!

This is how I think of protein overload. It's like if you eat too much of something. You can't get rid of it. Your body just has to process it. Just go on a no protein diet for your hair with condish, and flax seed gel...it has no protein

Good luck.
Originally Posted by Goin'Grey
Thanks for the tips. I think I need to just stick with KCCC as my styler. It locks in and keeps in moisture on my hair which tends toward dryness anyway but allows moisture to permeate when necessary. KCCC along with "enhanced" KCKT are definitely my HGs.

As far as the EcoStyler goes, I'm glad I bought a small jar so I'll just find one of my local friends who loves the stuff and give it to them. But when you yourself are tempted to try it again, just remember me and back away from the jar slowly, turn and run away!

Again thanks. Make it a great day.

Bel
Me Fascina El Pelo




Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
The trick for me was to use a moisturizing DC as an all day treatment for a few days. Basically i'd put it in the morning and let it sit until the next morning where i'd rinse and put another moisturizing DC. Did that for 3-4 days and then let my hair rest for a week.
After the first moisturizing DC it already felt great.
I used CJ Curl Rehab, Crown Price Tucuma hair mask and the Bee Mine DC. Now the Bee Mine and Curl Rehab usually did nothing to my hair, until i suffered protein overload and now my hair loves it (go figure!).

My hair used to LOVE protein but since then it seems like it' sdone a 180 and completely rejects it now... Strange...

Anyway, hope my technique works for you
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Last Relaxer: 2000
Shampoo: Curls Cleansing Cream, CJ Curl Assurance & Daily Fix
Conditioner & DC: Curls Coconut Sublime & Curl Ecstasy, DB Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Crown Pride Tucuma Curl Moisture Mask
Leave-In: Curl Ectasy
Moisturizer: Darcy's Shea Butter Moisturizing Cream, Oyin Whipped Pudding & Hair Dew
Oil: JBCO, Argan oil
Gel: Oyin Shine & Define
Hair Type: 3C / 4A / high porosity / fine

Pray for Japan / 頑張れ日本!
It can take some time to recover.

For my hair, the GVP wouldn't be enough at all. I'd need something like Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose or White Camellia or Curl Junkie Curl Rehab.

In my very early days, I used AOHR straight for about nine months before I could tolerate any protein.




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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
I caught it pretty early, so it didn't take too long to recover. I'd say after two overnight DTs, I was as good as new.
My signature style: the "braid n' curl"
High porosity, normal elasticity, high density, thick strands, DRY (must moisturize/oil and DT a lot), tangles easily. Highly textured...curl softener+demi-perm color.
Straightened length: Waist (layers)
Textured length: (variable) full SL to BSL

Condish/Shampoo: VO5
Pre-poo: mild protein(VO5)+castor oil+tea tree
Steam treatments: 1-2x weekly
Daily routine and DT: Moisturize w/ Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose+Olive oil and seal w/ Avocado oil
I caught it pretty early, so it didn't take too long to recover. I'd say after two overnight DTs, I was as good as new.
Originally Posted by principessa1984
Ditto. Two DCs, finding an excellent protein free leave-in and rinse out conditioner, and I was good.

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
Have you found a leave in and rinse out and co-wash that don't have protein. I'm in the same boat as all of you. This has been crazy! I didn't know!



I caught it pretty early, so it didn't take too long to recover. I'd say after two overnight DTs, I was as good as new.
Originally Posted by principessa1984
Ditto. Two DCs, finding an excellent protein free leave-in and rinse out conditioner, and I was good.
Originally Posted by itsKelCeeEee
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go

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