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Protein is necessary if it is needed. Some hair is sensitive to certain proteins. Sorry, but you may have to figure that one out.
After a Protein treatment, and after wash, it is necessary to do a Moisturizing Deep Treatment.
Length retention comes from maintaining the ends of your hair which is most vulnerable to breakage. Moisturize, seal and protect your ends.
Trim when necessary. If you're able to check the ends of your hair, you can clip off strands with split ends. It is not necessary to trim your all your hair.
It is also a good guide as to whether or not your ends are well cared for.
Hard to tell your hair type without seeing it.
You Tube is a good resource.
Naptural85. Long Hair Aaron. Pretty witty. Mahogany Curls. Kimmaytube, just to name a few.
Hoping some the hair gurus will also chime in to offer you some feedback.
Edited by Benni - Jun 14 2014 at 1:49pm