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Old 08-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
 
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Default My hair loves protein, can this be right?

Hi all...i am using products: shampoo, conditioner and cream by EO that have protein in them, a quinoa and maybe a keratin protein. My hair loves it. I don't understand how to know if I am protein sensitive, but these products have made my hair seem softer with regular use.

Is this safe for every day? I don't want to damage my hair or anything but my hair seems to look great with the EO line - the sulfate free keratin shampoo, the leave in everyday lavender conditioner, and the lavender cream. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
 
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I know I, as well as other members, have hair that loves protein and I regularly use products marketed as protein treatments as everyday rinse out conditioner. As long as your hair isn't feeling stiff and dried out or soft and straight, your hair is most likely not protein sensitive. Just pay attention to your hair and if it starts to feel rough (or in a few cases, softer and straighter), add in a bit more moisture.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
 
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Different proteins do different things. You hair just might like quinoa and keratin but not other proteins? If your hair is fine, it will probably really like protein and you are less likely to be protein sensitive.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:55 AM   #4
 
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Thanks for the replies. I should mention I think I have pretty thick hair, which is a reason I was concerned. It seemed like the thicker coarser hair was protein sensitive from what I tried to read. I have 3a-ish hair, and I don't think the protein is making my hair straighter or anything. But if it does, I don't mind. It is definitely not making it straw like at ALL. The curls are so defined and soft and it looks amazing!
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:58 AM   #5
 
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Kimmi, I see on your post you use curl keeper? I tried curl keeper and their gel as well -- now those products made my hair stiff, gross, kind of waxy/stiff...just awful. I have the hardest time finding the right product.

I thought the Garnier silicone free cream was my HG, but when I found it had beeswax, I had to find something else. Don't want any wax build up, lol. So that's when I decided to try this EO cream since I love how their sulfate free shampoo and their leave in conditioner were working.
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Kimmi, I see on your post you use curl keeper? I tried curl keeper and their gel as well -- now those products made my hair stiff, gross, kind of waxy/stiff...just awful. I have the hardest time finding the right product.

I thought the Garnier silicone free cream was my HG, but when I found it had beeswax, I had to find something else. Don't want any wax build up, lol. So that's when I decided to try this EO cream since I love how their sulfate free shampoo and their leave in conditioner were working.
I actually originally thought my hair was at least medium texture before I got my hair analysis because the "typical" signs of fine hair didn't fit me (i.e. my hair isn't easily weighed down, it's not hard to see the individual strands if you hold one up to the light, etc), but after getting my hair analysis, I realized I had fine hair, just a lot of it. If you can, I would recommend getting a hair analysis if you haven't already (other than a Devacut, it's made the biggest difference in my CG journey); I was pretty wrong about my properties and once I finally knew them, I saw a big improvement in my waves.

As far as the Curl Keeper, did you try their gel and the CK separately? If you did, maybe there's some ingredient in them that your hair doesn't like; if not, maybe your hair might like one or both separately but just not in combination. I tend not to use CK that often (maybe once every 5-6 washes), but there are certain products that it pairs really well with. Overall though, I tend to not use one single product line for all of my needs, because I find there's so many great products, but usually not all in the same line.

After being CG this long, I've found a very general routine that works for me, which is: shower routine (gentle sulfate poo - less stripping than most low poos for me, protein heavy conditioner rinse out, barely rinse through a leave in - I find it makes my hair feel softer than just raking through) -> jelly product for clumping (scrunched in) -> hard hold gel (for staying power) -> diffused -> SOTC once dry (usually after a few hours)

Hope all of this helps; feel free to PM me if you have any questions not related to this specific thread
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #7
 
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how do I send a pm? By the way, I tried the curl keeper and gel separate. Didn't like either. My hair seems to respond well to creams and tends to be very dry. I don't have any trouble seeing one strand if I pull it out-- I think this means either high or low porosity. I always thought my hair was thick but who knows. I have a lot of it, and it gets frizzy and icky.
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