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PROTEIN IS MY FRIEND

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HoneyB

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Add me please!!! I think a weekly shot of protein will be great for me because moisture/moisturizing seems to be doing more bad than good. I just washed a little earlier so here's my report:

Protein Type: Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
How Hair Felt on a Scale on 1-10: 5
What I Can Do to Make it a 10: Not:wallbash: use a shampoo with sulfates, make sure I comb my hair before I wash to get out any shed hairs and use the 2 min. as directed.

Because my hair seemed to be too soft with CON shampoo, I decided to try Aphogee Shampoo for Damaged Hair. I lathered and rinsed twice, as usual (although it said once was ok) and my hair got tangled in some areas and felt dry :nono:. So I'll be sticking to the CON. This also may have been due to me having a medium-sized rod set for the past week (I haven't really combed because of it). So, I put the 2 min. on my hair w/a plastic cap for about 5 min. with no heat and then 5 min. under the dryer with. When I washed it out my hair felt ok, but not exactly what i expected. So I DCed with Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol for a half hour (using heat). When I rinsed my hair felt better. BUT, when I combed by hair down with my large-toothed comb, there was very little breakage which I usually do experience even when I DC. I view this as a plus.:grin: I'm airdrying with my Aphogee's Green Tea & Keratin spray, Motions leave-in, ORS Olive, WGO and IC Fantasia's heat protectant serum (it sounds like alot but I've tried it before and my hair felt strong but moisturized). I'll be flat ironing with my new FHI tomorrow (plan to only use 1 a month or less).

I really think its the shampoo that made the 2 min. not work as well so I'll try it out next with CON and my other revisions.

(Sorry for the long paragraph)
 

Aggie

Well-Known Member
You know I'm in! I used Joico K-Pak Reconstructor last night and now my hair feels like a solid 8.5:grin: I still need to master the balance of moisture and protein and I'm considering adding some moisture to my protein conditioners.

It may be helpful to have a running protein list on the thread. I know there are a billion different threads but a quick "cheat sheet" of favorites for the challenge may be helpful.

These are the ones I know of and please add and adjust accordingly ladies:

Aphogee 2 min reconstructor
Aphogee 2 step treatment for damaged hair
Aubrey organics GPB
Biolage (?) I use Biolage Fortetherapie and Hydratherapie Cera-repair treatments in the tubes an the professional treaments in this line and they make my hair extremely soft but strong. I believe they add a little stretch to my hair but yet it remains pretty strong. I think these are being discontinued though becasue I can't find them anymore. They look like this...



Dudleys DRC 28
Elucence (?) I use the Elucence Extended Moisture repair conditioner and this is amazing especially when used with Mizani Fulfyl conditioning treatment:lick:. Nice, soft and strong hair.
Joico K-Pak Reconstructor
Joico K-Pak Liquid Reconstructor (leave in)
MegaTek - I also use this about 2 - 3 times a week as indicated on the botttle, but not as a DC anymore and I still use other mild proteins to keep my hair fortified.
Motions CPR
Nexxus Emergencee
Nexxus Keraphix
Sebastian 2+1 (?)
Tigi Ego Boost (?)
Ulra Sheen Duo Tex (?) I used this yesterday and it is wonderful, I only had about 3 hairs in the comb when I was done and I am 11 weeks post my last relaxer, unbelievable! I used it as indicated on the bottle with no heat.

The question marks are the ones I know nothing about and don't know how they are used so others who have used can maybe shed some light on how they use the product.

Happy hair growing ladies!

Ladies this is the perfect challenge for relaxed hair especially if it's fine, that's what my hair is...fine and it helps to give my hair added thickness and strength. Naturals with fine hair can benefit from this challenge as well and anyone with over-moisturized mushy hair:yep:.
 
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Aggie

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Add me please!!! I think a weekly shot of protein will be great for me because moisture/moisturizing seems to be doing more bad than good. I just washed a little earlier so here's my report:

Protein Type: Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
How Hair Felt on a Scale on 1-10: 5
What I Can Do to Make it a 10: Not:wallbash: use a shampoo with sulfates, make sure I comb my hair before I wash to get out any shed hairs and use the 2 min. as directed.

Because my hair seemed to be too soft with CON shampoo, I decided to try Aphogee Shampoo for Damaged Hair. I lathered and rinsed twice, as usual (although it said once was ok) and my hair got tangled in some areas and felt dry :nono:. So I'll be sticking to the CON. This also may have been due to me having a medium-sized rod set for the past week (I haven't really combed because of it). So, I put the 2 min. on my hair w/a plastic cap for about 5 min. with no heat and then 5 min. under the dryer with. When I washed it out my hair felt ok, but not exactly what i expected. So I DCed with Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol for a half hour (using heat). When I rinsed my hair felt better. BUT, when I combed by hair down with my large-toothed comb, there was very little breakage which I usually do experience even when I DC. I view this as a plus.:grin: I'm airdrying with my Aphogee's Green Tea & Keratin spray, Motions leave-in, ORS Olive, WGO and IC Fantasia's heat protectant serum (it sounds like alot but I've tried it before and my hair felt strong but moisturized). I'll be flat ironing with my new FHI tomorrow (plan to only use 1 a month or less).

I really think its the shampoo that made the 2 min. not work as well so I'll try it out next with CON and my other revisions.

(Sorry for the long paragraph)

Sounds like you could use a clarifying shampoo HoneyB. if your hair isn't respondingwell to many different products then it's not the product, it's your hair. It may have too much buildup on it from the CON poo and other products you're using. How often do you clarify your hair? If you don't, thenyou might look into doing so perhaps every 2-3 weeks, okay? HTH>
 

Patricia

New Member
Add me please!

Last year I FINALLY realized protein was my friend! I have thick hair but fine strands and they NEED their strength :lol:

Today:
Protein treatment---Megatek on CW'd hair, cap w/o heat 15 min
(then moisture DC 20 min)

Hair good and strong :yep:

FYI: I will be continuing to use protein w/ every wash--which is 2xweek!
wow you use protein 2x per week. good to hear its been working. don't 4get to keep us posted after your next shampoo:yep:
 

Patricia

New Member
I'm in Patricia because I discovered too that protein really is my friend.

WHAT TYPE OF PROTEIN YOU USE?
Alternating mostly between Ultra Sheen Duo Tex protein treatment (mild to moderate), Aphogee 2Minute Keratin Reconstructor (mild), Aphogee 2 Step protein treatment (hardcore - every 8 weeks as needed only), CON Reconstructor (mild), Elucence Extended Moisture repair treatment ( mild to moderate) and Oooops, I forgot AO GPB balancing Conditioner (mild) - I haven't used this one yet, but I have it.


HOW YOUR HAIR FEEL ON A SCALE FROM 1-10?
My hair especially loves that Duo Tex Protein Treatment and the Aphogee 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor so I'd say a 10 on that scale for now:grin:. The aphogee 2 step,....meh, I don't particularly care for the smell and how hard it gets once dried, so I'd give it a 7 or 8 maybe.


WHAT CHANGES CAN BE MADE TO ACHIEVE A 10?
I'd really like to find a way to use the Aphogee 2 step without it getting so hard. :ohwell:To be continued....
OH YES I'M REALLY LIKING THE DUOTEX. I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO COMBAT THE DRY SCALP AFTER USING IT THOUGH. HMMM I GUESS I BETTER POST HOW MY HAIR FEELS FOR THE WEEK. THANKS FOR THE INFO
 

Aggie

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Ok Ladies!!! I would like to join but I have my hair sewn-in right now. It will be this way for another month, what can I do to add protein to my diet? I'm currently drinking my way to waistlength with a lot of other ladies and that contains protein. How else can I incorporate it?

You can add some aloe vera gel and/or infusium 23 repairologie to some braid spray, shake and add to the tracks of your natural hair underneath the weave as a daily moisturizer. Don't add too much though, I'd say about an ounce of each. For washing, I would dilute whatever protein condtioner you'd be using with some distilled water and squeeze through your scalp, allow to stay on for 15 minutes or so, wash out completely in the shower then DC in a similar way but for about 30 minutes.
 

Patricia

New Member
im sooooooooooooooooooooooo in this challenge so add me pls.
i will be pre pooing with AO GPB
shampooing with joico k pck
deep reconstructor with joico k pak
deep conditioning with ORS replenishing conditioner

for moisture to keep it balanced i will deep treat with joico intense hydrator or pre poo with moisture like carols daughter black vanilla smoothie.
OK I ADDED YOU . DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK WEEKLY TO RATE HOW YOUR HAIR FEELS!:yep:
 

Aggie

Well-Known Member
OH YES I'M REALLY LIKING THE DUOTEX. I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO COMBAT THE DRY SCALP AFTER USING IT THOUGH. HMMM I GUESS I BETTER POST HOW MY HAIR FEELS FOR THE WEEK. THANKS FOR THE INFO
I'm not having dry scalp from using Duo Tex. I use Giovanni Direct Leave-In right after washing out my deep conditioner and that seem to make my hair feel sooooo good and my scalp is fine.
 

soulie

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I'm in!

I'm using Nexxus Keraphix weekly, followed by Humectress. This week I used Neroli's method: Keraphix with cap and heat for 20 minutes, then adding the Humectress over the Keraphix, putting the cap back on and leaving it on for at least 20 minutes.

My hair felt like an.... 8!!!!

Lemme get back to you on how to get a 10....
 

Patricia

New Member
Add me please!!! I think a weekly shot of protein will be great for me because moisture/moisturizing seems to be doing more bad than good. I just washed a little earlier so here's my report:

Protein Type: Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
How Hair Felt on a Scale on 1-10: 5
What I Can Do to Make it a 10: Not:wallbash: use a shampoo with sulfates, make sure I comb my hair before I wash to get out any shed hairs and use the 2 min. as directed.

Because my hair seemed to be too soft with CON shampoo, I decided to try Aphogee Shampoo for Damaged Hair. I lathered and rinsed twice, as usual (although it said once was ok) and my hair got tangled in some areas and felt dry :nono:. So I'll be sticking to the CON. This also may have been due to me having a medium-sized rod set for the past week (I haven't really combed because of it). So, I put the 2 min. on my hair w/a plastic cap for about 5 min. with no heat and then 5 min. under the dryer with. When I washed it out my hair felt ok, but not exactly what i expected. So I DCed with Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol for a half hour (using heat). When I rinsed my hair felt better. BUT, when I combed by hair down with my large-toothed comb, there was very little breakage which I usually do experience even when I DC. I view this as a plus.:grin: I'm airdrying with my Aphogee's Green Tea & Keratin spray, Motions leave-in, ORS Olive, WGO and IC Fantasia's heat protectant serum (it sounds like alot but I've tried it before and my hair felt strong but moisturized). I'll be flat ironing with my new FHI tomorrow (plan to only use 1 a month or less).

I really think its the shampoo that made the 2 min. not work as well so I'll try it out next with CON and my other revisions.

(Sorry for the long paragraph)
TRY GARNIER LENGTH AND STRENGTH SHAMPOO. IT MAKES YOUR HAIR FEEL STRONG WITHOUT DRYING IT OUT. MAYBE YOU CAN ADD SOME LIQUID RECONSTRUCTOR TO YOUR MOISTURIZING CONDITIONER. I'M REALLY LIKING THAT APHOGEES GREEN TEA AND KERATIN SPRAY. IT WILL HAPPEN SOON FOR YOU. ITS A LOT OF SUPPORT HERE!
 

sqzbly1908

New Member
Maybe we should incorporate in some "protein" shampoos as well...

I have been alternating days ...Protein shampoo/Moisturizing Condish/Protein Leave in...Moisturizing Shampoo/Protein+Moisturizing Combo condish..etc....I have fine hair and using Kenra Moisturizing Shampoo, Nexxus Diametress and Botanoil Shampoo..I have listed the ingredients for the last two and was surprised to see that Diametress had that much protein in it and those with thick, weak hair could benefit as well....The Botanoil is just as beneficial with concentration on those with chemically treated hair

Diametress Shampoo

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide Dea, Panthenol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Keratin Amino Acids, Chanomeles Japonica Seed Extract, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Polysorbate 60, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Ceramide 3, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnimate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoyl Methane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Yellow 6.

Botanoil Shampoo


Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide Dea, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Styrene/vp Copolymer, Acrylates/c12-24 Pareth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Panthenol-dl, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Corn Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Sunflower Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Biotin, Cysteine, L-cysteine, Folic Acid, Inositol, Niacin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Dimethicone Copolyol, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Polysorbate 60, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Ceramide 3, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnimate, Butylmethoxydibenzoyl Methane, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 6, Red 4, Fragrance.
 

Patricia

New Member
Ladies this is the perfect challenge for relaxed hair especially if it's fine, that's what my hair is...fine and it helps to give my hair added thickness and strength. Naturals with fine hair can benefit from this challenge as well and anyone with over-moisturized mushy hair:yep:.

LOTS OF GOOD INFO AGGIE. I couldn't have said it any better. by the way, It just hit my last week to read the labels and follow directions. Instead of doing what I wanted to do! Go figure
 

sqzbly1908

New Member
OH YES I'M REALLY LIKING THE DUOTEX. I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO COMBAT THE DRY SCALP AFTER USING IT THOUGH. HMMM I GUESS I BETTER POST HOW MY HAIR FEELS FOR THE WEEK. THANKS FOR THE INFO

Hi Patricia...I am using the Duo Tex and not experiencing any dryness but I am using AO HSR afterwards - made my hair soft and strong...
 

Patricia

New Member
I'm in!

I'm using Nexxus Keraphix weekly, followed by Humectress. This week I used Neroli's method: Keraphix with cap and heat for 20 minutes, then adding the Humectress over the Keraphix, putting the cap back on and leaving it on for at least 20 minutes.

My hair felt like an.... 8!!!!

Lemme get back to you on how to get a 10....
That sounds like a good idea. Keraphix is a very good product. not bad and 8. We should have been doing this a long time ago:yep:
 

Patricia

New Member
Maybe we should incorporate in some "protein" shampoos as well...

I have been alternating days ...Protein shampoo/Moisturizing Condish/Protein Leave in...Moisturizing Shampoo/Protein+Moisturizing Combo condish..etc....I have fine hair and using Kenra Moisturizing Shampoo, Nexxus Diametress and Botanoil Shampoo..I have listed the ingredients for the last two and was surprised to see that Diametress had that much protein in it and those with thick, weak hair could benefit as well....The Botanoil is just as beneficial with concentration on those with chemically treated hair

Diametress Shampoo

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide Dea, Panthenol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Keratin Amino Acids, Chanomeles Japonica Seed Extract, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Polysorbate 60, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Ceramide 3, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnimate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoyl Methane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Yellow 6.

Botanoil Shampoo

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide Dea, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Styrene/vp Copolymer, Acrylates/c12-24 Pareth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Panthenol-dl, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Corn Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Sunflower Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Biotin, Cysteine, L-cysteine, Folic Acid, Inositol, Niacin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Dimethicone Copolyol, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Polysorbate 60, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Ceramide 3, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnimate, Butylmethoxydibenzoyl Methane, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 6, Red 4, Fragrance.
good idea:grin: I'll add shampoo too!
 

Aggie

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Maybe we should incorporate in some "protein" shampoos as well...

Good idea to mention this sqzbly, I do use protein shampoos too...I just bought AO GPB Balancing shampoo and conditioner. I also use Nioxin and FAST (Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy) poo and con as well. Here's a pic of it:




These are also sold in smaller 12 oz bottles here - http://www.nisimhair.com/fast/. here's another link with more information on it - http://www.nisim.com/catalog/26. I especially love the shampoo. I really think it works to grow hair faster l;ike it claims-it did when I was using it religiously but I got caught up with all these other products on this site and just had to try most of them:grin:. I haven't been using it much recently but now that I'm in this challenge, I will be pulling it out to use again:yep:. Thanks for the reminder.
 

Patricia

New Member
WHAT TYPE OF PROTEIN YOU USE?
MANE AND TAIL CONDITIONER MIXED WITH OPTIMUM RECONSTRUCTOR AND A LITTLE POROSITY CONTROL. LEFT ON FOR 1 HOUR

HOW YOUR HAIR FEEL ON A SCALE FROM 1-10? 8 LEAVING ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.
WHAT CHANGES CAN BE MADE TO ACHIEVE A 10? BUY ANOTHER DRYER SO I CAN REALLY DC.
 

aja1121

Well-Known Member
I wanna join! I use Mastey Restore shampoo......INGREDIENTS

Cruelty-Free Ingredients: Aqua, Eau [D.Water], Infusion of Vegetable Protein and Cysteine Amino Acid and Panthenol and Grapeseed Extract and Ascorbic Acid and Ginseng and Gingko, [Natural Moisturizing Factor] PCA and Sodium Lactate and Lactic Acid and Phospholipid EFA, Sulfoalkyl Amides & Esters, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Parfum (Fragrance)



I'm gonna also get the Aphoghee 2-minute reconstructor.
 

Patricia

New Member
I wanna join! I use Mastey Restore shampoo......INGREDIENTS

Cruelty-Free Ingredients: Aqua, Eau [D.Water], Infusion of Vegetable Protein and Cysteine Amino Acid and Panthenol and Grapeseed Extract and Ascorbic Acid and Ginseng and Gingko, [Natural Moisturizing Factor] PCA and Sodium Lactate and Lactic Acid and Phospholipid EFA, Sulfoalkyl Amides & Esters, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Parfum (Fragrance)



I'm gonna also get the Aphoghee 2-minute reconstructor.
Thanks I will add to list. Remember to check in and tell us how you hair feel weekly on a scale of 1-10:grin:
 

sqzbly1908

New Member
Good idea to mention this sqzbly, I do use protein shampoos too...I just bought AO GPB Balancing shampoo and conditioner. I also use Nioxin and FAST (Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy) poo and con as well. Here's a pic of it:




These are also sold in smaller 12 oz bottles here - http://www.nisimhair.com/fast/. here's another link with more information on it - http://www.nisim.com/catalog/26. I especially love the shampoo. I really think it works to grow hair faster l;ike it claims-it did when I was using it religiously but I got caught up with all these other products on this site and just had to try most of them:grin:. I haven't been using it much recently but now that I'm in this challenge, I will be pulling it out to use again:yep:. Thanks for the reminder.


Thanks Aggie - I am going to check these out!!!

Girl I noticed that you had the AO GPB Shampoo in your arsenal...All I can say is *Beware*...that stuff had my hair in a hard,tangled mess!!! I shampooed with it in the shower and manipulated to prevent tangling..I had to use my Nexxus Ensure to get the tangles out before I conditioned- still lost more hair than necessary...AO shampoos suck!!! I am using it to clean my combs and brushes...
 

Aggie

Well-Known Member
I wanna join! I use Mastey Restore shampoo......INGREDIENTS

Cruelty-Free Ingredients: Aqua, Eau [D.Water], Infusion of Vegetable Protein and Cysteine Amino Acid and Panthenol and Grapeseed Extract and Ascorbic Acid and Ginseng and Gingko, [Natural Moisturizing Factor] PCA and Sodium Lactate and Lactic Acid and Phospholipid EFA, Sulfoalkyl Amides & Esters, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Parfum (Fragrance)



I'm gonna also get the Aphoghee 2-minute reconstructor.

Ooooh, oooooh, pray tell, what is this shampoo like? Do you have any of the conditioners as well? I have been eyeing this line of products on www.sleekhair.com for a loooooooooooonng time and want to buy it so bad because it's great for low humidity climates. I visit my boyfriend in Nebraska and the humidity there is almost non-existent during the winter months so I need something like this to hold on to the moisture in my hair for when I visit him. It is the NMF in pink bolded that really attracted me to this line. I think I will be getting it non the less, but it would be great to hear some reviews on it:yep:. Please share:crossfingers: waiting for good news:boredwrk:.
 
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Aggie

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Thanks Aggie - I am going to check these out!!!

Girl I noticed that you had the AO GPB Shampoo in your arsenal...All I can say is *Beware*...that stuff had my hair in a hard,tangled mess!!! I shampooed with it in the shower and manipulated to prevent tangling..I had to use my Nexxus Ensure to get the tangles out before I conditioned- still lost more hair than necessary...AO shampoos suck!!! I am using it to clean my combs and brushes...

Thanks for the heads up on this honey...what I'll do is add a little to my CON moisturizing poo or even the FAST poo as it is very good at softening my hair while adding strength at the same time. I noticed that this happens when I use my Jason Thin to Thick shampoo but I don't manipulate it too much and the Jason Thin to Thick conditioner softens it right back up. So I'm hoping to get the same results mixing it with my CON or FAST poo before putting it on my hair.

Have you used any of the Giovanni shampoos? Are any of them protein-based and which ones? I hear a lot of good things about the smooth as silk but I don't want another moisture-based natural poo but a protein-based one that doesn't leave my hair feeling hard or strawlike.
 

luckiestdestiny

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i'm glad you posted this. Because I had my first (very small) set back listening to the "moisture, moisture, moisture". and i've learned early in my hair journey that protein is definitely my friend. Not to mention, i think I like Nexxus Emergencee better than the aphogee two step. That thing made my hair feel ..... GREAT!!!!!! I love the way it applies better and everything. So, I still wanna try the Joico K-Pak, but for now Nexxus Emergencee is the truth (for me, that is).

That's so interesting. I had the opposite setback listening to protein protein! I didn't even know people felt pressure to moisturize because all the threads I've read talk about protein. I actually had to chop off around 4 inches from the setback. Now I moisturize moisturize mosturize!:grin:

It shows everyone's hair is different. Cheers to all it works for and good luck! This is a reminder to everyone that what works for one, doesn't for others and to find their own way, as each of us are individuals!
 

aja1121

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Ooooh, oooooh, pray tell, what is this shampoo like? Do you have any of the conditioners as well? I have been eyeing this line of products on www.sleekahair.com for a loooooooooooonng time and want to buy it so bad because it's great for low humidity climates. I visit my boyfriend in Nebraska and the humidity there is almost non-existent during the winter months so I need something like this to hold on to the moisture in my hair for when I visit him. It is the NMF in pink bolded that really attracted me to this line. I think I will be getting it non the less, but it would be great to hear some reviews on it:yep:. Please share:crossfingers: waiting for good news:boredwrk:.


I actually like this shampoo. I can definitely tell it has protein in though. I would probably say that it is probably 65% protein, 35% moisture. My hair doesn't feel soft afterwards or anything, it feels clean and strong. I moisturize the heck out of hair, so I need this.

I have not tried any of the conditioners. I found a liter of the shampoo at Marshall's for $9.99 and went back and got 3 more. So, I'll be using this shampoo for a while.

I am pretty sure the entire Restore system works wonders.
 

aja1121

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That's so interesting. I had the opposite setback listening to protein protein! I didn't even know people felt pressure to moisturize because all the threads I've read talk about protein. I actually had to chop off around 4 inches from the setback. Now I moisturize moisturize mosturize!:grin:

It shows everyone's hair is different. Cheers to all it works for and good luck! This is a reminder to everyone that what works for one, doesn't for others and to find their own way, as each of us are individuals!

Yeah, the key is finding a balance (of both) that works best for your hair type.:yep:
 

Aggie

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I actually like this shampoo. I can definitely tell it has protein in though. I would probably say that it is probably 65% protein, 35% moisture. My hair doesn't feel soft afterwards or anything, it feels clean and strong. I moisturize the heck out of hair, so I need this.

I have not tried any of the conditioners. I found a liter of the shampoo at Marshall's for $9.99 and went back and got 3 more. So, I'll be using this shampoo for a while.

I am pretty sure the entire Restore system works wonders.

Thanks for th review. I think I'll check out their moisture line as well as the restore line. I will need them both for sure.

I have to add the Abba line of products to my regimen too. I heard that it is one of the more moisturizing natural organic line and the poos don't leave your hair feeling stripped like some of the others like Giovanni, Jason, AO and Elucence, etc:nono:...I have most of these, so I know.
 

Hersheygurl

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Yeah, the key is finding a balance (of both) that works best for your hair type.:yep:
Not sure if I have the balance down yet, but wanted to see if maybe I am doing something wrong. here's what I did:

I pre-poo'd with Suave coconut con and left it on for a few hours, then I washed with Joico Reconstruct Shampoo, and followed up with Joico Reconstruct Conditioner (both in the big brown bottles). pony-tail rollersat under Pibbs, and the end result was incredible! My hair is fine, and it looked so much thicker and stronger! Oh, and last week I used the K-Pak deep reconstructor. While I love how strong my hair feels, I swear I had a lot of shedding since last week, and my scalp itched. I definitely plan to do a moisture poo & con next wash, but just wanted to know if I am missing a step when I use the protein? My hair was difficult to comb even after making my parts in the shower under running water, and there is no slip. Should I try a different brand? I've heard so many raves about Joico. TIA
 
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