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Old 03-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
 
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Default Protein treatment for limp curls?

It seems like my curls are getting a bit limp. (maybe because the weather got colder as well?)

Anyway: would a protein treatment possibly get my curls bouncy again? I don't know how my hair responds to proteins yet (and I don't know my hair properties yet, and yes I know I have to figure them out).
I was already considering doing the bananasmoothiemask next Thursday (banana, egg, olive oil, milk and honey).
So: would this be enough to get results if it seems that that's the problem?
And is it "safe"? (I mean, I don't want to destroy my curls because I don't know if my curls like protein yet)

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
 
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I'm with you. I'm afraid of protein because it appears the only way to know is to try.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
 
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Take a look at the products you have now and read the ingredients. Chances are at least some of them contain protein. IMO, there really aren't all that many people who absolutely cannot tolerate any quantity of any type of protein in their hair. For some people it might be small quantities of specific proteins, but most people can use at least some proteins occasionally. You already know the importance of hair properties, so I won't go there. The two proteins that seem to be the best tolerated by people who do have protein sensitivities are keratin and silk amino acids, so if you're nervous, I would start there. I was terrified of protein for my first month after reading all of the tales of straw like hair, but it turned out that my hair doesn't just not hate protein- my hair cannot get enough of the stuff.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #4
 
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Corrina: I will try to look for products with those proteins in them.
However, I would like to start with "natural" things first (kitchenstuff), probably because those don't cost much and if my hair doesn't seem to like it, it will not be thrown away...
That's why I would like to use that bananasmoothie thing.
I was only wondering: do those homemade things have stronger or weaker effects as the shopsold products?
I would love strong effects if those are good effects anyhow: I don't want to "destroy" my hair.

And I tried another mousse today (Loreal Silk&Gloss for curls), will know how that worked in a couple of hours.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:00 PM   #5
 
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I have heard of people using eggs and yogurt. But my favorite protein treatment is a homemade gelatin PT (IA Girl's PT). Here's a link to a blog by another member with the basic recipe (I couldn't find the thread here to link):
Pedaheh's Hair Blog

The recipe can be made weaker by decreasing the amount of gelatin used or keeping the treatment on for less time. When I do this treatment, I actually use three packets of gelatin, plus add in three other high protein conditioners (each one uses a different protein), and either sit under heat for 40 minutes or blowdry the treatment into my hair like the Aphogee 2-Step.
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