Sep 17, 2020

Dry, Damaged Hair? You NEED To Try A Protein Treatment

Are you someone who wakes up with a serious case of bed head?
When you straighten your hair then step outside, does you hair turn into a massive ball of frizz on your head?
Yes?
Me too! High 5.

A few posts ago I explained that hair which tends to be dry, coarse and frizzy is known to have high porosity which means that the hair absorbs moisture very quickly, usually caused by heat damage or over-styling. 

Over the past few months I've become fascinated with learning all about hair and how to transform it to the healthiest it can be, if you've not already noticed by the amount of hair related content I've been posting, and luckily, there's actually ways of changing your hair from a lions mane frizz to a more tame, manageable porosity! The best way to achieve this is through protein treatments - something which I did and it helped so much!

What are protein treatments?
Protein treatments are products which include fatty butters and oils which helps moisturise the hairs cuticles. These are amazing for strengthening your hair (as frizz indicates that your hair cuticles are open and / or broken) as the proteins attach directly into any gaps in the cuticle and place a protective, hardened barrier around it to prevent further damage.

Which protein treatment should you use?
Protein treatments are usually sold in shops as specialised conditioning treatments or you can also get a more heavier version done professionally at salons depending on the condition of your hair and it's specific needs. Personally, I've been using the Shea Moisture Hydrate and Repair Protein Power Treatment and it has worked miracles! I apply the mask onto damp hair and leave it on with a cap over it for around 30 minutes to an hour, then rinse it out.

Be aware, protein treatments should not be used regularly though! They should be done around once every month to avoid protein buildup and protein overload which could have the opposite effect and could actually cause more breakage throughout the hair! Always make sure to read the labels of the treatments you buy and try to stay away from those which contain sulphates and paraffin.

Have you ever tried a protein treatment before? If you have, let me know how your results turned out in the comments!

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  1. This is something that my hair NEEDS! x

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    1. Honestly, give it a go. You won't be disappointed! x

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  2. This sounds amazing! :)

    Lily Loves | http://www.lilyloves.net

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  3. I have the whole Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil line. I haven't seen many things from the Manuka Honey & Yogurt line. Thanks for sharing this.

    Kelcy | Passport by Design

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    1. Oooo I haven't seen that line! I'll have to look it up!

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