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    Posted: Jun 14 2014 at 9:39am
Hi ladies! I have been stalking the boards for awhile now, but I finally decided to join. My last perm was in March of 2013, but I didn't start officially transitioning and caring for my hair until September 2013. I did my big chop in March of 2014. Now that you know my whole hair story, I have a few questions. Is protein totally necessary? I have never used it, and I am afraid of the dry, brittle horror stories I have read. What is your number one tip for length retention/ growth? How often do you trim? Lastly, can anyone tell me my hair type? I haven't found anyone's hair who I feel is super similar to mine. Sorry for the run on post, but any help is appreciated!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 14 2014 at 1:33pm

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.

Good Luck

Edited by Benni - Jun 14 2014 at 1:49pm
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U should start off with a milder form of protein such as aphogee keratin 2 minute reconstructor and see how your hair reacts to that. Me personally, I never do a follow up moisturizing conditioner if I'm using mild protein. I use palmers protein pack and mix it with some evoo, saturate my hair with it and cover it with a plastic cap. I'll wet one of those winter skully hats, ring out the excess water and warm the hat in the microwave, place it on my head over the plastic cap and then tie a plastic bag on top of that to trap the steam in. I usually leave it for about 20minutes then rinse it out with cool water. My hair is never hard or brittle when I'm done.
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