Happy New Year! Okay it has been a few weeks post trim, almost one month and I am still encountering the same issues of hair being overly stretchy at the ends sometimes and breaking. I am sick of it. Makes me wonder if this method of doing hair is for me. But then I look back on my old pics and know that if I can fix this then it is worth it.
All my research has shown that overly stretchy hair that does not retain elasticity and thus breaks off when wet, means that the hair needs more protein. However, I have been scared because every low po natural says protein is bad bad bad. Before I started MHM/CG I was incorporating protein into my hair using aphogee 2 min reconstructor, even the 2 step and nexxus emergencee and my hair seemed to thrive. Emphasis on seemed because who really knows. All I know is that I have tried increasing frequency of my washing and steaming to every other day, got a trim, and still i am experiencing breakage. At this point, I feel there is nothing to lose in trying protein. I tried to make my cherry lola treatments stronger by incorporating double the amount of aminos and adding 2 eggs but i don’t really feel a difference than when I do it the regular way.
So after researching again to at least try to find a CG friendly protein treatment instead of going back to my old aphogee 2 minute, I have settled on komaza care hair strengthener since it seems to have essentially the proteins without many ingredients I cant pronounce. As usual I will document this so I can accurately track my progress. Maybe one day I might help another natural out there.