From: Nicolle (184.108.40.206)
In Reply to: Re: Why no protein based products after a TR? posted by Kelly on April 23, 2007 at 8:22 am:
There was one Australian line that my hairdresser gave me but now I can't recall the name of it. It was an Australian salon product with no protein and if I can remember it I'll post it. A small tube was like $32.
I used Nexxus Humectress and also I had some old Matrix Sleek conditioner that I figured I could use since last TR was OptiSmooth.
Other than that I think I would just recommend buying products that specifically say they're moisturizing for color treated hair (just because they're gentler and good for TR hair too)..
I know I'm not of much help as far as lines go but aside from what my hairdresser gave me I pretty much was using what I already had.
I think I also was using the Ouidad deep conditioner they have as a treatment because it is moisture. Often curly hair products have moisture since that is what helps the curls' definition etc.
You could always try a masque of oil like coconut and/or jojoba oil and leave it on with a cap on wet hair for a little bit and then you'll have to wash with a moisturizing shampoo.
I remember whenever my ends were fried from TR I'd use jojoba oil just on the ends or Mucota oil or any kind of anti frizz serum.
Look for moisturizing shampoo and conditioning. Right now you're looking less for strength and more for moisture. Also, even if you do a protein treatment, always follow with a little moisture conditioner for balance. Some products even recommend you do that right on the bottle.
I hope that helped a little. Sorry i couldn't be more specific.