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Strawberycurlz 01-17-2013 03:11 PM

could my product use be causing protein overload?
 
i have recently changed in the past week, but i was for 6 months straight (immedietly after chopping off 6 inches)using a shampoo with hydrolyzed wheat protein and hydrolyzed kertin as the 18th out of 28, and a conditioner with hydrolyzed silk protein 7th out of 21 on the ingredient list.

i was co washing for a bit but gave up because of hard water, so i went back to washing and then conditioning ,mostly concentrating on ends with the conditioner (the hydrolyzed silk conditioner). I wash 1-2 times a week i try to stay at 1 per week.i was using claryfying shampoo (wheat protein/keratin) for my one a week but my only letting the soap run down my ends.

also: these problems are pretty much non existant on the very bottom layers of my hair, the dryness seems to be on the canopy and one layer under that , the top being the worst. If you look at the individual strands on my top later the strand gets thicker the further you go down. this started about a month after i cut and started using the products.

Corrina777 01-17-2013 05:39 PM

Have you checked your products for glycerin? Especially in colder months, glycerin can cause many of the symptoms that people associate with protein sensitivity.

christina.gr 01-18-2013 07:42 AM

Glycerin can be a factor for low dew points, but I'd worry more about the protein. It might be ok ocasionally but since it's in both yr products yr getting a double dose (especially if yr hair isn't loving it).
I (thought) I had course/dry hair till I cut all protein containing products out. Now its soft and bordering on fine. Some hair can't take protein (hard water prolly has something to do w/this).
As for shampoo, because of the SLS stay away from "clarifying"-its just too strippy. A reg shampoo is fine and start using lots more condish & leave to soak on yr hair for a good 10-15 mins (like a mini DT).

Strawberycurlz 01-18-2013 08:53 PM

Thank you so much for replying :)

Well it might make sense, i have not been working and have been busy inside most of the winter and i have the heat blasted (electric heat) 24/7, i checked my routine products and i dident see any glycerin, but there may be other names for it i will have to look them up. I am thinking of switching to ganier fructis shampoo and conditioner (protein free) and lots of DC and see if that solves it in the next month.

ltdeforrest 02-28-2013 06:44 PM

If you concentrate on moisture without protein for awhile you might be able to introduce protein in small amounts after your moisture balance is restored.


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