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Update #5 l Protein Problems !

My hair does NOT like protein at all! My last wash day I decided to use the Aphogee 2 minutes and left it in my hair for 5 minutes which is the max. Once it was rinsed out my hair did feel strong but was kind of rough. I used a moisturizing deep conditioner right after and when I rinsed that out my hair felt hard! It was horrible. It was difficult to detangle and just didn't feel any where close to moisturized. So for my recent wash day, which was yesterday, I decided to use a protein leave in instead hoping maybe it would turn out better. But NO! My hair felt hard again and rough. My hair just doesn't want any protein and it needs it being that it is color treated. I'm trying to figure out what I can use that is protein and my hair wouldn't react so horribly. Maybe it's just the Aphogee hair line because I do know that once your hair gets back into shape you are suppose to no longer use Aphogee products, correct me if I am wrong though. Anyway I'm going to start my pre poo sessions again and probably use coconut oil being that in penetrates the hair shaft and also helps make the hair stronger so it can probably alternate as a "protein".

How can I incorporate protein into my regimen so I can keep the balance?

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  1. I've had to give up hard protein also for this reason. I am relaxed and color-treated. I mix a teaspoon of my choice of a light protein conditioner with my staple dc. I found this to be the best way to infuse protein without it becoming an overload. You can try ceramide oils (ex.hemp oil) or EVCO they are said to strengthen and condition the hair. Perhaps you can add oils to your fave dc. I know our hair definitely needs protein, but I am more concerned with making sure it stays moisturized. Aphogee may be too concentrated for your already healthy hair. I wasn't able to use Aphogee products long because of the reasons you've mentioned.

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  2. I'm going to have to give that a try mixing a protein with my dc or just mix in evco. I think I'm caught up on the protein cause I just can't come to an understanding that my color treated hair is "healthy" lol. But I'm laying off the aphogee for sure. What light protein do you use btw ?

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  3. I use Motions CPR Conditioning Treatment. Sometimes I dc with this only, but most times it's added into my moisture dc. I sure hope you find a way that works for you. Being relaxed and color-treated is difficult when you need hair help. Your hair seems healthy to me, an outsider looking in. I say keep it moist and a decent protein treatment once or twice throughout your relaxer cycle should work.

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  4. I think I'm just going to add coconut oil or avocado oil & work my way up to using actual protein products. Idk but for now I'm not worrying about protein to much. Also my hair is natural & color-treated.

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  5. Great idea! Yea, for me protein is the least of my concerns. Oops, didnt know you're natural. Even still healthy color advice is few and far between. Keep us updated on how the addition of oils goes.

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