For my hair regular weekly deep conditioning is important. I prefer making my own to any store bought I have ever tried. Usually honey, banana baby food, and extra virgin olive oil.Also I wouldnt recommend totally cutting out protein. My hair is very particular about protein. Doesnt like commercial treatments or coconut milk or yogurt. But wheat and silk protein in my rinse outs work well for me. Protein helps to strenghthen my curl pattern.
What kind of alopecia do you have? I have areata.
Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it.