Finding The Best Protein Treatment For Your Hair
It's not always easy to find the right protein treatment for your hair. Many naturalistas find themselves on a never-ending quest, and that’s no fun! Protein treatments have many benefits for natural curly hair including: improving elasticity which helps reduce breakage; adding shine to dull locks; and even reducing frizziness. Your hair will have different needs depending on what you’ve exposed it to. Here are the best protein treatments for your hair needs.
Collagen is good for skin, hair and nails. The amino acids in collagen help build proteins and strengthen your scalp and a healthy scalp equals healthy hair. Collagen also prevents damage to the follicle and graying of your hair
Keratin is a protein that can be found naturally in the hair. It gives your hair a smooth, silky appearance. This protein improves and rebuilds the outer aspect of the hair strands. It’s great if you are natural but prefer straight styles or just want to reduce your frizz.
The best nutritional protein for your hair is silk protein. It produces a thin layer of protection around your hair that increases shine and suppleness, preventing it from being damaged. Silk protein is in the Knotty Nectar Leave-In Conditioner which can be used for strong healthy hair. You can use it daily and you won’t have to worry about protein overload.
If you’ve ever experienced hair damage from chemical treatments, like relaxing, coloring and heat damage then Wheat Protein is for you. Wheat Protein helps protect your hair by adding more lubrication so that it does not break as easily and is stronger. It also gives your hair more sheen and makes it feel like silk.
5. Soy Protein
Soy Protein is great if you’re experiencing any hair loss, thinning or breakage. It helps promote hair growth and prevent hair fall. Soy protein can help your damaged hair by giving it a boost and giving it some shine!
Protein treatments are great for your hair but should only be used only once or twice a month. When used more than that they can have the opposite results causing your hair to become dry, brittle and possibly break off. It’s best to alternate protein treatments with deep conditioning to ensure you maintain a perfect protein - moisture balance in your hair.
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