Looking for protein conditioners to make your hair strong and healthy?
Is your hair always full of split ends and breakage?
If you feel that looking at your hair too hard makes it fall out, it's time to put some structure back into your strands with a good protein treatment.
How do they work, when you should do them and which ones work best?
Click here to see the best protein reconstructors for Black and African American hair.
Our hair is made up of a protein called keratin which is what gives it structure and strength. Over time because of heat styling, chemical treatments and general hairstyling the outer layers of our hair breaks down leaving it open to even more damage.
Protein treatments fill the gaps in the hairs cuticle, smoothing it out and giving it the reinforcement it needs to stand up to daily styling trauma.
When To Use Protein
Your hair always needs to be moisturized and it's a must that every wash day comes with a hydrating treatment.
It can be tricky to figure out how often to use protein to treat and it's very important to find the right balance. Here are some guidelines you can use.
Treat With Protein Twice a Month
Treat With Protein Every Six to Eight Weeks
Always follow up your protein treatment with a hydrating conditioner.
Too much protein in the hair without enough moisture to balance it out will damage your hair by making it brittle and hard.
Here's a short list of some of the best protein conditioners and treatments for black hair.
Click here to buy protein treatments for Black and African American hair on Amazon.
If you're a kitchen beautician here's a homemade recipe you can whip up and use.
Blend all ingredients on a low setting until its thick. Massage the mixture into freshly shampooed hair and cover with a plastic cap. After 30 minutes, wash your hair again with a gentle shampoo and rinse completely.
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