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Protein Queens: Challenge

lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)
Hair (type, length, porosity, density) - 4c (relaxed just now), short/shoulder/high porosity /medium to thick

What kind of proteins will you be using? - Mostly mild Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, amino acids

What products containing protein will you be using? - Mizani Fulfyl/ whole strength fusion line

How often will you use it? - Alternate weeks with moisture line.

If you currently have a protein rich regimen, how do you feel it has benefitted you? - makes my hair feel more conditioned, soft a full of life and I can't stop touching my hair after using a treatment.
 

colorful_coils

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Hair (type, length, porosity, density) - 4b, natural, high porosity, fine/medium strands, high density

What kind of proteins will you be using? - Wheat, Keratin, Collagen, Rice, amino acids

What products containing protein will you be using? - Colorful Neutral Protein Filler, Aphogee Two Step, Lotioncrafter Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Brown Butter Beauty Babassu DC, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair, Miche Beauty Peppermint Holiday DC, Oyin Handmade What the Hemp DC

How often will you use it? - Every week. I'll be mixing keratin and wheat into my DC weekly, and alternating between also adding collagen (for elasticity) or rice (for volume)

If you currently have a protein rich regimen, how do you feel it has benefitted you? - I see far less breakage. My hair is also less frizzy and is softer.
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
If I have a whole (huge) bottle of Aphogee still, can I use very diluted -- i.e.
as a mix-in for deep conditioning (with ordinary conditioner like Nexxus or Giovanni, nothing specially for DC), without doing the actual blow-dry etc huge thing?

The reason I do not want to do the whole blow-drying thing and do the proper technique, is, when I used it before, it really messed up my hair a few months down the line. Even their Spray-on did that- it makes it unevenly brittle, messes up the smoothness of the cuticle, it seems to frazzle it and ruin the curl entirely (makes it stick out all kinds of ways instead of coiling nicely).

I DID do DC each time, and so on - I used Aphogee a couple of times a year and ended up cutting off a significant amount of hair -
so I'm wondering, to salvage this bottle I got last year optimistically,
but too afraid to try using PROPERLY again. I know my hair is not protein-sensitive as henna and protein conditioners are fine and my hair is high porosity+fine
 

colorful_coils

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If I have a whole (huge) bottle of Aphogee still, can I use very diluted -- i.e.
as a mix-in for deep conditioning (with ordinary conditioner like Nexxus or Giovanni, nothing specially for DC), without doing the actual blow-dry etc huge thing?
This is exactly how I use it and it works very well for my hair. I mix some Aphogee Two Step with my DC for the week, and apply it to my hair that way. My hair is also high porosity and fine.
 

LushLox

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Hair (type, length, porosity, density) - 4c (relaxed just now), short/shoulder/high porosity /medium to thick

What kind of proteins will you be using? - Mostly mild Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, amino acids

What products containing protein will you be using? - Mizani Fulfyl/ whole strength fusion line

How often will you use it? - Alternate weeks with moisture line.

If you currently have a protein rich regimen, how do you feel it has benefitted you? - makes my hair feel more conditioned, soft a full of life and I can't stop touching my hair after using a treatment.

Where do you get your Mizani from? I tried at one point and I found it too hard to source in the UK and I like to be able to walk into stores and buy products on the ground now and again. I know Paks sell it but I really try and avoid going there as much as possible.
 

lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)
Where do you get your Mizani from? I tried at one point and I found it too hard to source in the UK and I like to be able to walk into stores and buy products on the ground now and again. I know Paks sell it but I really try and avoid going there as much as possible.

https://www.curlauthority.co.uk - Used to be the UK rep at Mizani UK when it closed down the UK arm in 2016. This is a white man and he supplies most of the UK salons through his trade site.

I have found a number of black retailers but they are very expensive, obviously not getting good rates from Asian distributors. But to be honest these black retailers don't update their website enough so you could end up purchasing something that they they do not have any stock of they don't bother to let you know so you would have to call them up to double check they have tht stock before ordering. Whatever they supplied could be old in a couple of cases I've had if it's a relaxer, so I won't be going back to them.

https://theglamourshop.com/haircare/ - Asian man owns it.

Both the above I have had very good service and would recommend getting from them if you don't buy on ebay/amazon.

I also buy on ebay and amazon, always check if these sellers have own website as these platforms charge fees to the sellers so the products are expensive.

I normally buy online as the products are expensive in store (overheads) everything is online these days you just need to find and stick to a trusted seller. Is there anything in particular that you are looking to buy?

I put together most of mizani range on the below thread of products that they have personally used.

 
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LushLox

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@lorr1e1

Really useful, thanks

Wow I had no idea that an Asian guy owned The Glamour Shop. God it’s such a shame that black folks are completely priced out :nono:

I buy a lot of stuff from Kiyo Beauty, I‘m pretty sure that is black owned but I’m not sure now!
 

lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)
@lorr1e1

Really useful, thanks

Wow I had no idea that an Asian guy owned The Glamour Shop. God it’s such a shame that black folks are completely priced out :nono:

I buy a lot of stuff from Kiyo Beauty, I‘m pretty sure that is black owned but I’m not sure now!
Yh I've had a look at kiyo but they don't stock much. Those two above pretty much stock the whole line and offer discounts.

The sticking point is delivery cost at times.
 
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lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)

I think this is a black company they recently started stocking mizani check out what other brands they carry.
 
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lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)
@lorr1e1

Really useful, thanks

Wow I had no idea that an Asian guy owned The Glamour Shop. God it’s such a shame that black folks are completely priced out :nono:

I buy a lot of stuff from Kiyo Beauty, I‘m pretty sure that is black owned but I’m not sure now!
If you want to buy from the glamour shop they have a discount code.

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