Does 4C hair need protein?
4C hair means your hair is curly, wavy, and coiled. This hair type requires a perfect blend of proteins, moisture, nutrients, and oils. Protein treatment helps to create this balance and adds strength and resiliency to 4C hair.
How often should you use protein on 4C hair?
As a general rule, it is safe to use a protein treatment weekly for the first month to restore hair’s strength and elasticity. Use once or twice a month thereafter. Overuse of protein treatments can actually dry hair out. Always follow the directions on the package or consult your stylist.
How do you know if your hair hates protein?
The only way to find out is to expose your hair to protein and see how it reacts. You can test your protein sensitivity with products or foods that contain protein such as greek yogurt or eggs. It is normal for protein to harden the hair whether you are protein sensitive or not because they add resilience to the hair.
How do I test my hair porosity?
Is there an easy way to test your hair porosity?
- Shampoo and rinse your hair to remove any product buildup.
- Fill a glass with water.
- Once your hair is clean and dry, drop a single strand of your hair into the glass of water.
- Watch the strand to see if it sinks to the bottom of the glass or floats at the top.
Can I do a protein treatment and deep condition on the same day?
After just a few treatments, you’ll notice a huge difference in the health and manageability of your hair. As far as application, use a protein treatment the same way you would a deep conditioner. Just make sure not to use them at the same time and alternate protein treatments with deep conditioners every week.
What is the best homemade protein treatment for hair?
Coconut oil or coconut butter is rich in healthy fats and proteins that are great as a natural protein treatment for damaged hair. Applying a mask of coconut oil to your hair can provide a very economical, deep-moisturizing treatment that can give you great results.
How long do you leave protein treatment in?
“Generally, you would leave a protein treatment on the hair for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing. Once rinsed, style as desired.” In addition, it’s always important to use products that complement this treatment.