....and my hair let me know that it was not pleased!
I took my cornrows out this weekend after about 2 weeks of wearing them (I noticed some build-up in the braids and took them out ASAP-edly). So I washed my hair and conditioned with my Organix Coconut condish...then sprayed the Giovanni Vitapro leave in on my hair. I proceed to do a roller set and flat iron my roots...which was a good plan. However, my hair felt so ROUGH! Like it was moisturized but not quite. Needless to say, I'm not wearing my hair down this week. I did a bantu knot set and called it a day. When I wash my hair this week, I will most definitely use a moisture-based DC.
The point of all this is that your hair doesn't have to be breaking off all kinds of crazy to tell you that you have a protein overload issue. Your hair could feel dry like mine did, you just have to pay attention to your hair.