The treatments in this collection are designed to be used once a month in the summertime, and up to twice a month in winter; more often if your hair is damaged to help give it life again. Olaplex No. 3 can be used weekly to help revive chemically processed curls and help your hair retain more water which equals less frizz and is actually not a protein or moisture treatment.
These treatments (with the exception of Olaplex) work best and get maximized in the hair when you add heat after applying and let sit for 20-30 mins. You can use a hood dryer for this or wrap a big bath towel around your hair if you don't have one. Don't forget to grab some disposable shower caps as you'll need these!
How do you know which treatment your hair needs? Read below:
If your hair feels dry, it likely needs a moisture treatment and all types of curly hair can benefit from a moisture treatment, especially in winter. The more curly your hair is, the more often you will use a moisture treatment (wavy = use monthly...super curly = use weekly).
*If your hair is colour treated (colour or highlights), or chemically treated (straightening treatments, perms, etc.) then your hair needs a protein treatment at least once a month, as the protein has been stripped/damaged from the chemical process and your hair has lost elasticity. Protein treatments will help replace what was lost in the chemical processes. Make sure you rinse these completely out and follow with a moisture treatment so the hair won't feel dry/brittle. *Your hair can also benefit from an Olaplex Treatment. It is neither a protein or moisture treatment, but a bond rebuilder. Read the product description for more info and usage instructions.
I have listed below all the options for you so you know which one you are looking for.
Straight Moisture Treatments:
Hair and Skin Essentials Hair Quench Hair Mask
Protein and Moisture Treatments:
Earthtones Naturals Intensive Hydrating Deep Treatment
If you try the treatment and your hair is more dry/crispy than before you started, your hair doesn't like the version of protein in that treatment and you need to try other brands of protein treatments looking for different types of proteins in the ingredients than the one you tried.
If your hair starts to feel limp using a moisture treatment, try using it less often as it may be over moisturized or it's too much for your fine/thin hair.
You want to aim for somewhere in the middle; not brittle from dryness, and not limp from over moisturizing.