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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Got A Little Protein Happy....

....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.


  1. I have to be careful with using protein. I hope you restore the moisture back in your hair. I use Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol as my moisturizing deep conditioner. It is very good.

  2. Yeah, the moisture is definitely back in my hair now! I DCed with Aubrey Organics White Camellia conditioner and it was exactly what my hair needed! This was definitely a lesson learned! Although my hair is protein tolerant, it does have it's limits.