I would guess that the chemical treated portion of your hair needs protein. Now, your virgin hair? That depends if it is fine or coarse. Fine hair probably needs protein, coarse hair probably does not need it. You are probably using protein products now because proteins are in so many products.

As for protein recipes try the Protein Loving section of this website.

Good luck!
Originally Posted by Goin'Grey

I have been looking for the answer to this particular question. I Big Chopped in March/12 and I had grown out my perm since September/11. I wondered if you BC'ed, do you still have damage and need these protein products to strengthen your new grown out hairs?

Protein is to clog up holes from damage but if you have hair that is not damaged then PROTEIN is not important, right???
Hair type:
4A/4B(coarse, very thick, dry, and curly)
Big chop 3/27/12
Hair styling products: Shea Moisture(yellow line shampoo n restorative conditioner)

Density: High
porosity: Definitely LOW