Everything you need to know about protein hair treatments

January 29, 2015

A lack of protein can make your hair weak and susceptible to breakage. Find out how you can fortify your locks by learning everything you need to know about restoring your hair’s strength with protein hair treatments.

How can protein help?

A lack of protein in your hair can make it dry and damaged, leaving it more vulnerable to breakage and split ends. While conditioners and masks can do a great job at hydration, you’ll need something specific to tackle protein. Hair products with protein-fortified ingredients will repair some of your split ends and prevent further splitting by giving your hair back some of the essential proteins it needs to grow thicker, stronger and healthier.

What protein ingredients should I look for?

Protein-fortified hair treatments that really work should include ingredients like soy, silk, oat or wheat. Proteins made up of these ingredients repair damage and are especially effective on weak and brittle hair. Any ingredients derived from protein-rich foods will be effective at treating your dry, damaged or hard-to-manage hair.

What does hair protein treat?

Hair protein-rich products can help control a multitude of problems like dry hair, damaged hair, lacklustre hair and damage due to colour treatment. All of these problems weaken the hair, making it easier for it to break down. A protein hair treatment will help your hair arm itself against these problems, giving it life and body again. Plus, it will keep that unwanted frizz at bay, too.

How often should I use it?

Protein hair treatments should be used no more than once a week. Look for masks and leave-in treatments that contain protein-rich ingredients and are specifically designed to fortify the hair. Combined with their ultra-hydrating properties, they will repair your damage and strengthen your hair quickly.Regular use of products designed to restore your hair’s resilience will result in healthier-looking hair in just a few weeks.

How to make your own protein hair treatment

Combine raw eggs (which are protein powerhouses), with olive oil or plain yogurt in a small bowl. Spread the mixture on your hair like a mask and leave in for 15 minutes. Wash out and rinse thoroughly. This cost-effective DIY mixture can yield great results if used once a week. It will leave your hair looking and feeling softer, healthier and stronger, thanks to the protein found in the ingredients.

Everything you need to know about protein hair treatments
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