Skip to main content

Hair Update l Unbearable Breakage

I have been having the hardest time with my hair lately. Every time I wash it there is always a end result of a ton of breakage. I don't know if its because my hair needs more moisture or protein. I had done a protein treatment last week that turned out horrible. Okay so I know that I am protein sensitive and have low porosity but I just felt that my hair needed protein badly. I haven't done a protein treatment in months! So I thought that this was what my hair needed. I went out that day and I had purchased the ORS Hair Mayonnaise. I didn't know if this was consider a medium or light protein, still not sure but that's what I had used. I applied it to my hair exactly the way the bottle had said to do it, 15 minutes with heat. Went in the shower rinsed came out with rough hair not to rough but it felt brittle. I then deep condition with my HE Hello Hydration for 30 mins without heat. Rinsed out the conditioner and nothing. My hair was not even close to feeling soft, moisturized or tangle free. I was annoyed with myself but I just felt like my hair may had needed protein. Did my breakage stop? Nope still breaking.

I had also notice that when I co wash my hair or apply any type of conditioner (currently herbal essence conditioner) its not moisturizing my hair or giving me any slip. Detangling is becoming harder then it usually is. Herbal Essence was my favorite conditioner at a point but now its not doing anything for my hair. I'm just really lost at this part of my journey.

Well since it is spring break I have decided to devote my time, not only to studying, but really understanding my hair on what it needs and trying to figure out what really works. I understand the whole lo-po thing so I plan to put that in effect this week. Maybe I just need to clarify my hair? Get rid of some build up maybe I'm not really sure.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have been keeping up with my JBCO routine surprisingly and its going well. Can't wait to see my end results. I hope this breakage doesn't effect my results from this challenge that would really suck!


  1. Before discovering that my hair had low porosity, I was exactly where you are. My hair was breaking so I automatically thought it needed protein (the ORS hair mayo is considered a medium protein) but the protein only made it worse. What you will find with LP hair is that moisture is the key. The dryness is causing the breakage not a lack of strength. Does the Hello Hydration have cones? That could be the issue. Try clarifying and using a cone and protein free (or one with very little protein) DC with heat for at least an hour. Once you rinse, leave a bit in and rinse with warm water. Afterwards, use a moisture based leave in, preferably one without cones and protein, and airdry. Whenever your hair is feeling dry, try spraying it with water and sealing it with a light oil. If you need help, please shoot me an email: I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. HTH!

    1. I would be sending you an email :) thanks .

  2. Sounds like you need to up your moisture!

    1. Yeah that's something I need to work on. Just hard to find moisture products that are protein free.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Am I Protein Sensitive ?

I had recently purchased Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor and The Keratin & Green Tea leave in. I felt that my hair was in desperate need of some protein being that it was breaking a lot and because I thought my hair was going through moisture overload. Every time I washed it, my hair will feel way to mushy and soft. So today I decided to try the products and my results weren’t so good. This is what I did :
Shampoo with my Neutrogena Triple Moisture & then condition with the Aphogee conditioner. On the bottle it says to either leave it on for 2 or 5 minutes. I don’t know how long I left it in being that I was in the shower, but I do know that I didn’t leave in on for long because I didn’t know the time and I was to nervous having this product in my hair. I want to say it had to be at least 4 minutes that it was in my hair. Once I rinsed it out my hair felt AMAZING! My hair felt so strong and thick. I was just blown away at how good my hair felt. Usually my hair feels like mush an…

So I Made Waist Length

I made my long term goal! I'm finally waist length. I have been on a hair journey for a very long time and through so many trial and errors I found what helped me. My growth has definitely come from protective styling. I'm either doing a sew in and if not that my hair was always in a bun. Also having a simple hair routine is key! Not only that but keeping up with my ends. I plan to get my ends lightly trimmed but the only person I trust is so far from me but very soon I will get one. I might try to do a new hair goal of hip length but honestly not sure having long hair can kind of be annoying, but I'm not complaining I love my current length. 

As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner | Product Review

Price: $7.99 for 16oz Tub @ Target

Product Claims: 
"This light creamy conditioning lotion spreads easily throughout to cleanse your hair and scalp. Detangling is wonderfully easy and rinsing is too."

"Helps maintains moisture, adds more moisture and retains moisture - vital to the health and happiness of your coils and curls."

"Plus! Contains organic ingredients that help promote healthy hair growth."  
Ingredients:Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetyl Alcohol², Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol², PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearlkonium chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil², Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Quaternium-18, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone.
Source: 1-Natural, 2-Coconut

My Thoughts:  My first time using the product I did not like it. I mainly focused on the word Cowash & went o…