My hair LOVES protein, but protein treatments dried it out and made it feel horrible. What I do is make sure that there is a protein my hair likes in my conditioner and let it sit in my hair for 5 minutes. My hair seems to really like silk based protein. My favorite conditioner is Olive Oil conditioner by Regis. I have fine hair and this doesn't weigh it down but keeps it really soft and healthy.
Originally Posted by CalamityM
When you say your hair loves protein what exactly happens? What does the protein do that makes you want to add it to your conditioners?

For me, I have pretty defined curl pattern so don't really need more spring unless I've overconditioned or have build up. When I add protein I then have to add so much moisture that I don't see the benefit.

I think for now I'll add protein as needed but not on a regular basis. I'll try your suggestion and see if I can pinpoint proteins I tolerate better.
3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
LOOB for second day hair

Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.