Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get the best results out of a protein treatment? You experienced stronger fine hair but it was left feeling brittle or less manageable.
Now you are experiencing an entirely new problem. Dry hair. And you know, dry hair leads to breakage. Wait a minute. So, does weak hair. Well, how on earth are you back to square one after doing a protein treatment that’s supposed to address the problem of hair breakage?
While the protein treatment did it’s job of strengthening your hair, it didn’t address your hair’s moisture needs. Unfortunately, many protein treatments aren’t formulated to address balance hair’s protein AND moisture levels. Many don’t do it but there are some that can and will. There’s likely more products capable of providing a protein/moisture balance but forget the need for testing out so many only to experience trial and error. Below are three protein treatments that will strengthen and moisture your fine hair.
DIY Goats Milk Conditioning Hair Mask
This DIY hair treatment consists of either evaporated liquid or powdered Goat Milk, honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Guar Gum, essential oils, and optional: coconut oil.
The combination of ingredients create a conditioning hair mask that strengthens fine hair while simultaneously giving it a boost of moisture. Honey is a natural humectant and the goat milk, while it’s a natural source of protein it also contains natural emollients and triglycerides that provide natural moisture. The oils help your hair to retain moisture.
Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment
This is actually two separate products but they are designed to balance both your hair’s protein and moisture levels. It’s meant to be a salon service treatment but you can certainly do it at home.
The treatment consists of a protein conditioner and balancing moisturizer. While I’ve found this sufficient to balance protein and moisture levels, depending on your hair’s health you may need to follow with an additional deep conditioner. One way to mitigate that is to use the balancing moisturizer with heat. The directions state to apply the balancing conditioner to your hair for two minutes after washing out the protein treatment. A better way is to allow your hair to sit under a plastic cap and apply heat via a thermal conditioning cap (like the Hot Head) or a warm blow dryer.
A word of caution: This protein treatment is not meant for regular or maintenance us. It’s indicate for hair that’s severely breaking and should be use no more than every 4-6 weeks.
Mane Choice Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Hair Mask
One of the more effective natural hair products on the market, the Mane Choice Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Hair Mask is so well balanced that after just one use one can expect to experience strong hair that is manageable and moisture balanced. At least, that’s been my experience.
This hair mask contains natural oils such as Kalahari Oil, Oleaster Oil, Mongongo Oil, and Baobab Oil. These natural oils in conjunction with the other beneficial ingredients serve to strengthen, repair and add shine to dull hair. This is due to the mask’s phenomenal ability to penetrate well into all layers of the hair shaft.
The omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids will leave your hair feeling soft, manageable and more elastic.
Try one (or each) of the protein treatments to experience the strengthening and moisturizing benefits. You may find that your fine hair likes the DIY method over the other products or maybe you’ll discover you want to use the Mane Choice hair mask and reserve the Aphoge 2-Step for dire moments of breakage (Let’s hope you’ll not have to use this product often).