Updated: Mar 3, 2020
Hey gorgeous! My name is Kia. Welcome to my blog! I'm a natural hair enthusiast turned master cosmetologist. On my site, you can expect business tips, hair tips, product reviews and more! Check back periodically or follow me on IG or Youtube to see what I'm up to.
So let's talk.... keep it real with me. When was your last protein treatment? Do you know what a protein treatment is? How often or why you should do one? If not, keep reading.
What is a protein treatment? Protein treatments are an essential part of maintaining healthy hair. They strengthen hair, help prevent breakage, repair damage, and restore elasticity. Hair naturally contains a protein called keratin, which can break down with chemical processing, heat damage, and sun exposure. Protein treatments are especially recommended for ladies who have received a color service or natural hair ladies before and after silk pressing your hair.
When should you do a protein treatment? If you've noticed that your hair has been feeling extremely dry or damaged lately, or even if it's been a little more prone to breakage than usual, that's a sign that you might be due for a protein treatment. Protein treatments are exactly what they sound like: they're deep conditioners that use proteins (among other ingredients) to strengthen your hair, repair the damage, and prevent breakage. For ladies trying this at home, if the treatment makes your hair feel stiff or crunchy, be sure to follow it up with a moisturizing treatment.
How often should you do a protein treatment? There is such a thing as having too much protein. I typically do not recommend using protein-based products on a daily or weekly basis. However, if your hair is severely damaged I recommend a protein treatment weekly for the first month to restore your hair's strength and elasticity. After that, once or twice a month should do the trick.
Not sure what products to use? here are my top three favorite protein treatments:
Now that we got the serious business out the way.... check out the first time I did a protein treatment on myself.... Warning! I was just learning how to make Youtube videos so don't judge me! 😅 Click here to watch.
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Talk to you soon!