4 Easy Black Hair Homemade protein treatment
Black hair homemade protein treatment has a perfect blend of oil, nutrient, moisture, and protein. Protein is known to temporarily repair and strengthen hair. It helps fill up gaps in the cuticle.
The cuticle is the outer surface of the hair. When the cuticle is smooth and intact, hair looks and feels healthy. However, when the cuticle is damaged your hair feels rough when you try to slide your finger from roots to ends of the hair strand.
Hair has natural protein known as keratin but this protein is lost daily due to hair damages.
Those with natural hair experience hair damages from washing, harsh drying, combing, heat use, and color treatment. While for relaxed hair damages can be as a result of regular chemical treatment. For example, relaxer breaks the hair’s bond causing it to lay straight. This leaves the hair crown weak and prone to breakage.
Want to get rid of split ends, dryness, brittle and dullness?
Here are some great black homemade protein treatment that can help restore health and protein to your hair.
1. egg, yogurt, olive oil & almond oil
This is a conditioner black homemade protein treatment. The olive oil and almond oil add moisture to your hair. What that means is that you wont need to wash your hair with a moisturizing conditioner after the protein treatment.
Egg white is a good source of protein and bacteria-eating enzymes while egg yolk supplies good amount of healthy fats that deeply nourishes and adds shine to your hair. If you have a natural oily scalp, you don’t need the yolk (the yellow part of the egg). That will be adding more oil to your scalp.
What you need: depending on the length of your hair is 1 or 2 whole egg, plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon almond oil. Mix in a bowl and work into a damp hair.
2. Mayonnaise and Avocado
Mayonnaise has both egg and oil providing your hair the rich blend of protein from egg and moisture from the oil. Avocado is also rich in oil, protein, amino acids and vitamins. It provides your hair all the good stuffs to soothe, rejuvenate and moisturize the scalp for a healthy and strong hair.
Two tbsp of mayonnaise and half squashed avocado is all you need. Mix both together until they become creamy. Apply to your hair from roots to the ends, rinse after a while. Leave til morning before you shampoo your hair.
3. Banana, Egg, and Yogurt
Adding banana to your homemade protein treatment is definitely a must. Banana has potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins. It helps softens the hair and Protect its natural elasticity against split ends and breakage.
It also helps control dandruff. With egg and yogurt your hair benefit from protein and healthy fats leaving your hair shiny and less damage.
4. Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is a healthy source of fatty acid, vitamins C, E, B1,B3, B5, and B6, iron and lauric acid also found in mother’s milk. It helps to restore dry , damaged, brittle and split ends. Apply your homemade coconut milk on your hair, massage for 3 – 5 minutes leave for few minutes rinse and shampoo.
Mind you, protein treatment does not stop hair shedding but temporarily stops breakage. There is a difference between hair shedding and breakage. When your hair is shedding the hair falls from the follicle and it has a bulb attached to it at the root. Hair breakage on the other hand-the hair breaks off due to handling.
When to do protein treatment
1. you color your hair
Formula in hair color can alter the texture of your hair. After several hair color application you might start experiencing split ends. To better protect your hair, do a protein treatment before any color application to give your hair good base for the hair color.
2. Your hair is chemically processed
Chemically processing your hair often will cause damage to your hair strands. Protein treatment will help strengthen your strands.
3. Your hair is losing its elasticity
If you notice that your hair doesn’t curl easily anymore or that you are losing your natural curls it could be that your hair needs protein treatment. Protein treatment will restore life and bounce to your hair making it easier to style.
4. High porosity hair
High porous hair makes your hair more susceptible to damages because of the tears and gaps in the hair. Protein treatment helps seal the gaps and adds strength to your hair strands.
Dealing with protein treatment for relaxed hair
1. Before you apply protein to your hair first determine if it is protein or moisture that your hair needs. A tiny breakage from the ends of the hair can be treated by adding moisture while a longer broken hair strand will be asking for protein. Protein help restore elasticity to the hair strand.
2. Because protein treatment makes the hair stiff and hard, it is not advisable to do a protein treatment along with relaxer application. Moisturizing your hair after chemical treatments will be a better option.
3. To soften your hair, apply moisturizing conditioner after protein treatment. Rinse your hair with cold water to seal your cuticle and for added shine.
Heat is essential for protein treatment. It will help the treatment penetrate the cuticle.
Consider applying homemade protein treatment more frequently if you have extremely chemically damaged hair.
What do you think? How do you increase the growth and health of your hair? Have you tried homemade protein treatments? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!