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    I'm still new to the hair world, but after doing some research I decided that my hair was in need of protein. I didn't get to do the strand test recommended here, but my hair fits the pattern. It's weak, fine, fluffy, soft, frizzy, limp. Ends are very fine and soft (not velcro-like, as when it has excess protein). Also, for a very long time my hair has been thinning out and breaking/shedding. It's nothing excessive, and blood tests came back ok, but definitely something I wanted to stop. I didn't know why that was happening, I don't dye or perm my hair, and don't abuse heat-styling techniques.

    So I decided to do a protein treatment (my first one ever). I saw that the Nexxus Emergencee has very good reviews so I bought it. I applied it two days ago. They said it's expected to make your hair straw-like after applying, but to not worry as that will change once you shampoo/condition. Well, mine didn't feel straw-like at all, I thought it wasn't working (later I found out it was indeed working, my hair just needs tons of protein right now). So I shampooed and applied a good deep conditioner as suggested (Aussie 3MM). I let it air-dry.

    Once dried, I ran my fingers through it several times. I couldn't believe there were almost no hairs falling off. When I do this, I always end with a few hairs in my hands. After waking up, almost zero hairs on the pillow. Impressive!




    The instructions say to do this every 2 weeks, but given the condition of my hair, I think I'll do it every week. I really hope this keeps working! What do you think? Do I make sense with my protein analysis? I also plan to add other changes to my routine: CWC, pre-wash with cononut oil (lenght) and castor oil / grapeseed oil (scalp), try no sulfates, etc. Baby steps!

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    Default Re: 1st protein treatment and... breaking/shedding stops?!

    You can't argue with sucess! Sounds like you found just the right thing for your hair. I have a question for you, do you eat a lot of protein like eggs? I'm curious about why some need more protein on their hair than others. I'm glad your hair is doing so well.

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    Default Re: 1st protein treatment and... breaking/shedding stops?!

    I find protein treatments stop my hair breaking as well!
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    Default Re: 1st protein treatment and... breaking/shedding stops?!

    Quote Originally Posted by swearnsue View Post
    I have a question for you, do you eat a lot of protein like eggs?
    I do, I eat a lot of eggs, cheese, yogurt, milk, chicken, etc. On blood tests my protein is always at a very good level. So who knows

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    Default Re: 1st protein treatment and... breaking/shedding stops?!

    Quote Originally Posted by YepLilly View Post
    I do, I eat a lot of eggs, cheese, yogurt, milk, chicken, etc. On blood tests my protein is always at a very good level. So who knows
    Oh, another theory busted!!! Thanks for the info tho

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    Default Re: 1st protein treatment and... breaking/shedding stops?!

    No; really - follow the directions. More is not always better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    No; really - follow the directions. More is not always better.
    Agreed.

    Too much protein is not a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delila View Post
    Agreed.

    Too much protein is not a good thing.
    Adding my voice to the list of agrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swearnsue View Post
    You can't argue with sucess! Sounds like you found just the right thing for your hair. I have a question for you, do you eat a lot of protein like eggs? I'm curious about why some need more protein on their hair than others. I'm glad your hair is doing so well.
    I think some hair types are more prone to be protein deficient, such as fine hair. Also, chemically damaged hair tends to need a lot of protein.

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    Default Re: 1st protein treatment and... breaking/shedding stops?!

    I recently had the same revalation. I did a heavy duty ion reconstrution treatment about a week ago on my fine virgin hair, then followed with a deep conditioning treatment. To be honest, I don't think that I even needed the deep conditioning treatment. I think that for the next treatment I'm going to switch to ion's effective hair care treatment. They're not as heavy in protein, which I shouldn't need as much next time now that my hair is not over conditioned anymore. I never thought that it was possible for me to overcondition my hair, but I guess I was wrong!! Must just be my hair type.

    I too take a multivitiman and biotin daily as well as eating a healthy diet with lots of protein.
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