If hair feels soft and mushy does not hold a curl, or it appears stringy, a protein treatment is required to rebuild and strengthen hair strands.
When should you do a protein treatment?
Hair that is stringy, flat, or limp is a definite sign that your hair needs a protein treatment. Normally, hair should be pretty durable and full, so when it starts to droop, take notice. By adding protein back into the hair, you can revitalize your strands and get them to a healthier state.
Should I do a protein treatment before or after I wash my hair?
Protein conditioning treatments should be done after shampooing your hair (not co-washing) for best results. Using protein treatments too frequently can lead to moisture deficient hair which again leads to damage. Deep condition with a protein based conditioner as needed to regain moisture protein balance.
When can I wash my hair after protein treatment?
Wait three or four days after getting your keratin treatment before washing your hair. That’s generally the amount of time it takes the keratin to penetrate and really start working on your hair.
Why do protein treatments make hair hard?
If there is too much protein deposited in the hair it loses elasticity. It becomes stiff, rigid, and therefore more susceptible to breakage under lesser amount of tension. Combine this with already damaged hair and it is a recipe for disaster.”
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.
Does my hair need protein or moisture quiz?
Rez recommends performing a simple at-home test: “When the hair is wet, pull a strand,” he says. “If it stretches and then snaps, it’s most likely porous, meaning it is dehydrated! That is a moisture issue. If the hair doesn’t stretch and immediately snaps, you need protein to rebuild its structure from within.”