I was thinking I'd whip up a protein treatment at home. Eggs, mayo, a little bit of olive oil-that sort of thing. That way I won't have to buy anything I might not use more than once. Although I don't have or like mayonnaise. Hmmm. I'm sure I can borrow some from a neighbor. Or would it be better to get a commercial protein treatment from the drugstore? I don't know where eggs and mayonnaise fall on the spectrum of heavy duty proteins.

How and where do I learn about small molecules and moisture penetration? That sounds interesting. I guess I could google it.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
That protein treatment is very popular, I hear mostly good reviews. I'd say try it. And like you said, it's cheap.

Oils that DO NOT penetrate the hair (but are therefore good for 'sealing hair'):
- Jojoba
- Apricot
- Grapeseed
- Sweet almond
- Evening primrose

Oils that DO penetrate the hair:
- Coconut
- Olive
- Avocado
- Palm
- Argan
- Sunflower Seed
- Meadowfoam seed
- Shea butter

And I believe aloe vera gel is in between.

Also, like NvmbrCurlss said, dew points also played a BIG role for me. The humidity here is so high even in winter, I'm banning humectants in my leave in and styling products.

And of course, density and length decide how much I use of everything.

Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO

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