I am coming to find that I am extremely sensitive to proteins in stylers, as well as when i am using a deep conditioner with my Huetiful steamer, assuming this is because the product actually enters into my hair shaft via the steamer. Although i tried the Cherry Lola treatment and had NO issues whatsoever, are the Cherry Lola ingredients considered proteins? I recently DC'd with a product containing Glycine Soja and found it's a soybean protein, and it seems that a lot of these products have hidden proteins. But i am so confused because the Cherrly Lola didn't adversely affect me. Trying to pin point which proteins are the ones i need to avoid.
Last Relaxer: May, 2012
3c with some 3b, low porosity, fine, medium density, protein sensitive
As I recall, the cherrylola treatment had the Bragg's Amino Acids (amino acids are the building blocks of protein) and yogurt (which also contains protein.) My hair hated the baking soda (even when I reduced it to 1/4 t.) I also didn't like that my hair smelled like teriyaki marinade and sour milk all day.
You could try IAgirl's protein treatment if you want to make something at home--it's gelatin (keratin.) That way, you can adjust the amount you use, add a lot of moisturizing ingredients and see how you do. Here's a link to it PT recipe - as promised
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
My hair isn't too fond of protein either, but I can use certain products with protein with no problem. I tend to have problems with any kind of hydrolyzed protein, but amino acids and things like yogurt or avocado treatments don't bother me. I did read somewhere though that wet heat (steam) is better with moisturizing treatments and dry heat is better for protein treatments.