Protein treatments for natural hair are very worthwhile. Natural hair needs to have the right balance of oils, proteins and nutrients to support healthy roots and grow healthy hair. Your hair is over 90% protein and too much sun exposure, pollution, too many chemicals and simply not caring for your hair properly can lead to the amino acids that make up the protein to break up, causing you to have hair that is brittle and dull.
Protein treatment conditioners offer lots of benefits; they can add moisture to damaged hair, prevent further damage and can restore life to dull and lifeless hair. There are four types of protein conditioner treatments: reconstructors, protein packs, light protein treatments and deep penetrating treatments. The type of treatment you need depends on the condition of your hair. Routine treatments are protein packs and light protein treatments. Moderately damaged hair will benefit from a deep penetrating treatment and if your hair is severely damaged, use a reconstructor to repair it.
A very good protein pack is Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack. Two reconstructors are Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstrcutor and Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor. For some deep penetrating treatments, try Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonniase or My Honey Child Honey Hair Mask. Aubrey Organics GPB is a good light protein treatment.
These treatments are all very effective, but you can also make a simple protein treatment at home. Some easy treatments you can try are an egg mask, mayonaisse and avocado mixed with yogurt. These treatments are great for light to moderate damage. Just massage the treatment into your scalp and in your hair and let it sit for about a half an hour, without any heat.
How often to do protein treatments depends on the condition of your hair. For only slightly damaged hair, once a month is fine. Severely damaged hair will benefit from a treatment once a week. Hair without any damage will still benefit from a treatment every couple of months.