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Protein Queens: Challenge

CurlyWhoCrux

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I ordered some products from Sally the other day. All with at least one protein in them.

All About Curls Divine Treatment
TMC Ancient Egyptian Shampoo, Mask, and Leave In Lotion
TMC crystal orchid gel
Keracare curl essence moisturizing cur activator
Texture ID deep treatment mask

I am so excited for these products to arrive now that I’ve figured out a routine for my hair. I’m looking forward to having stronger, more defined, (hopefully) shinier hair.
 

LushLox

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Do you guys use both protein and moisture conditioners at the same time? If so do you mix the conditioners together or do you layer them on top of the other?
 

CurlyWhoCrux

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Do you guys use both protein and moisture conditioners at the same time? If so do you mix the conditioners together or do you layer them on top of the other?
I always only have one conditioner on at a time (on wash day). In the days following wash day when I refresh, I sometimes refresh with a styler and sometimes with a conditioner and I don’t have any hard and fast rules about choosing a conditioner to refresh with. With that being said, for a while now when I buy conditioners whether they’re deep, rinse out, or leave in, I try to get ones with some sort of protein so I’m always using at least a little bit of protein. This last batch of conditioners I had was kind of a mix tho (was using protein ones and none protein ones). So the last wash day I had a protein DC and then had more moisturizing conditioners for styling and refreshing (because I ran out of protein). Hope this makes sense.
 

CurlyWhoCrux

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I ordered some products from Sally the other day. All with at least one protein in them.

All About Curls Divine Treatment
TMC Ancient Egyptian Shampoo, Mask, and Leave In Lotion
TMC crystal orchid gel
Keracare curl essence moisturizing cur activator
Texture ID deep treatment mask

I am so excited for these products to arrive now that I’ve figured out a routine for my hair. I’m looking forward to having stronger, more defined, (hopefully) shinier hair.
Well, Sally ended up not having any of TMC or the Texture ID, so those parts of my order were cancelled. Thanks Sally!

Ended up finding a smorgasbord of products doing Target Shipt. The ones with protein are:

Shea Moisture Power Greens Shampoo -Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein - (which I used and really liked)

Pacifica Coconut Milk Detangle Elixir - Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Barley Protein

Other products I bought have an assortment of Plant Extracts in them (I’m not really sure how extracts are treated)
 

bronzeqtoftx

Knowledge Seeker
I would like to join as someone who has recently returned to Relaxers after having been natural the last 7 years.

Hair (type, length, porosity, density) Relaxed coarse, chin length
What kind of proteins will you be using? Keratin, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, silk protein
What products containing protein will you be using? Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor.
How often will you use it? Weekly
 

CurlyWhoCrux

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Washed with SM Power Greens Shampoo - Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, lots of plant extracts

Quickly conditioned with Raw Sugar Moisture Smoothie - Agave Extract, Coconut, Sweet Almond Milk

Deep Conditioned with All About Curls Divine Treatment - Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sweet Almond Extract

Applied Pacifica coconut milk detangler elixir - Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Barley Protein

Applied KeraCare Curl Essence Moisturizing Curl Activator - Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin


My hair feels nice and moisturized. I’m hoping this routine helps to increase my curl definition and elasticity. I have next to none of either.
 
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curly.123

Active Member
My hair feels slightly porous because I reduced my proteins treatments when I started doing henna and ayurvedic treatments.
Today I put Elasticizer Phillip Kingsley in my hair and sat under my steam for 10 minutes, rinsed and DC with Revitaluxe Joico
 

NaturalEnigma

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Do you guys use both protein and moisture conditioners at the same time? If so do you mix the conditioners together or do you layer them on top of the other?
I usually do one conditioner at a time, but on days when I’m feeling lazy I mix them together to get the best of both worlds and reduce the time needed to deep condition and rinse out each.
 

curly.123

Active Member
My hair feels slightly porous because I reduced my proteins treatments when I started doing henna and ayurvedic treatments.
Today I put Elasticizer Phillip Kingsley in my hair and sat under my steam for 10 minutes, rinsed and DC with Revitaluxe Joico
My ends started feeling a bit crispy, as when I do too much protein. I really don't get it because I reduced my proteins treatments. Anyways I ll do just moisturising DC in the next fews washes to see how my hair reacts
 

CurlyWhoCrux

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Ordered some products from Curlmart last night.

As I Am Long & Luxe Conditioner - Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Biotin, and couple of plant extracts

The Mane Choice Anti-Breakage & Repair Leave In Lotion - Biotin, Sodium PCA (derived from Amino Acid - I’m assuming it’s some sort of protein)

The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Curl Boosting Sherbet - Biotin, a bunch of plant extracts. It says this product is supposed to improve elasticity and definition which is a big deal for me.

Since I’ve been using more products more frequently with protein somewhere in them, I’ve noticed less hair shed after I detangle, and retwisting and detangling has been easier. I’ve also noticed that my frizzy/flyaway hair (like the root/crown frizz) is softer and looks more...manageable (Idk how to describe it but it just looks like it’s easier to deal with than before).
 

CurlyWhoCrux

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My products arrived and I’ve used the Long and Luxe so far. I like this product. I feel like as soon as it goes on my hair it feels like it’s gonna do something. I’m deep conditioning with it now.
I’m going to use the TMC products to twist up my hair afterwards and use throughout the week for refreshing/retwisting.
 

CurlyWhoCrux

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I don’t like the smell of the TMC Leave In Lotion. It smells...cheap. Like cheap lotion or body wash or something. Like plastic and chemicals and something you’d find in the dollar store. Wasn’t expecting that tbh. Anyways, if this improves my elasticity and definition, I’ll just deal with the smell.
 
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