thanks for sharing this!i thought this was a typo the first time i read it too, but then i learned that nuetralizing helps in sealing the cuticle after a relaxer so you shoud apply a protein reconstructor which neeeds to be inside the cuticle befor sealing the cuticle
definitely stay away from any hardcore protein. if you apply aphogee, you're essentially restoring all the curls you just relaxed away.
lately for my touchups, i've been
- rinse out the relaxer thoroughly
- reply a reconstructor conditioner, like Joico KPak or Nexxus Keraphix, and leave it on for about 10 minutes
- rinse, then use neutralizing shampoo, later 1x
- rinse, than apply deeeeep conditioner, and sit under the dryer for 30 minutes
i do it! my hair comes out stronger when i apply a light to medium protein before neutralizing.
hope that helps!
Is there a noticeable difference when you use protein before neutralizing, versus after ?