can I use protein treatment on dry hair?

I know it is more efficient to use protein treatments on clean damp hair - but if I am not a wash-at-night type of gal, do you think I could slather a protein treatment on my dry hair before bed and sleep with it on that way? Last night I spread a handful of protein-rich conditioner through the ends of my hair, and then rubbed a palmful of coconut oil into my hair (my hair is super-thick - so it didn't get to all the strands and my hair only looked dirty - not slathered full of stuff) and then I braided my hair in a french braid, wrapped a t-shirt around my head and slept with it like that. I co-washed this morning as usual - and I don't really notice any difference - but do you think it was a complete waste? I want to try the AIgirl's gelatin recipe - do you think it can be done on dry hair?
I would do it on damp hair. Just spray your hair with water.
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For me, I put all my dc's on dry hair. It seems to absorb better in my hair. The only downside to this is I use up more product but the end result is worth it :-)

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Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
, Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
KCCC, Eco Styler
Leave-In: KCKT, Garnier WB Coconut & Cocoa Butter LI
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I would definitely not do the gelatin PT on dry hair. I like the idea of spraying your hair until it's damp if you really don't want to wash first.

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CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Given that hydrolysed protein is water soluble I would have thought the hair being properly soaked then towel dried (leaving water within the core and the cuticle raised) would help the protein absorb. I can't really see how protein would move into the hair by just being layered on the surface of hair that has not been properly wetted (more than superficially). I also would not combine with coconut oil, that is water repellent but has an affinity for protein, no telling what the effect of that would be.
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CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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