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mell_152 04-25-2013 04:13 PM

Protein question
How do you determine if your hair "likes protein" or not?

mhen76 04-25-2013 05:43 PM

This link was really helpful to me when I was trying to figure out if my hair needed protein or moisture:
Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
I have fine hair and keeping a balance of moisture and protein is key for me. There's a good deal of trial and error involved in finding and keeping that balance! Have you tried a protein treatment?

mell_152 04-27-2013 12:00 PM

No. I'm finding my hair is not very soft at all and is feeling really weird lately.

Jessiebanana 04-27-2013 12:07 PM

It's pretty obvious!

Protein effects how much structure your hair has. When it's really soft and stretchy and undefined, you need protein. As you use protein you ideally want to achieve hair that is "perky" and hydrated. Once you cross into the crunchy dry zone you've gone to far. If your hair was defined to begin with, skip the protein treatments and monitor the protein in your daily products.

It's a pretty immediate crunchy effect if you overdo the protein. Unless you persist with the protein, the damage is reversible with a moisturizing treatment.

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