A while back I wrote a post explaining why all hair needs protein and debunking the notion that one can be protein “sensitive.” As I pointed out in the article, hair is made up primarily of protein so it would stand to reason that if hair is weak and breaking, there’s an imbalance of moisture and protein going on that must be corrected if the hair is to see improvement.
Protein and Moisture
I think the confusion among ladies who believe they are protein sensitive is caused by not knowing how to properly use protein. Some types of protein are very strong (intended to treat severely breaking hair). So, it’s important to find the type of protein that is most agreeable with your hair condition.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Once you’ve determined the type of protein to use on your hair, it needs to be balanced out with a moisturizing treatment. In other words, a “perfect” balance of water (or other form of moisture like Aloe Vera juice) and softening conditioners.
To Make Your Own or Buy It – That Is The Question
Some may opt to create their own protein and moisture treatments by combining items like mayonnaise, eggs, honey, oils etc. If you’re NOT a DIY (Do it Yourself) kind of gal (raises hand!), you want a product that already contains what you need to get your hair treatment done – and with less hassle.
Why Aubrey Organics?
Always on a quest to find an arsenal of conditioners for my own hair (it’s good to rotate them from time to time), I ran across a post written by Shelli of Hairscapades and how she came to love the Aubrey Organics line.
I tried a regular conditioner in the Aubrey Organics line years ago and back then it was just “meh.” However, after reading several more reviews about the products I decided to give it another try and I’m so very glad I did.
For one, every product in the Aubrey Organics line is all natural. When used properly (and that doesn’t mean according to instructions LOL), they are very effective at meeting the needs of your hair.
Why Glycogen Protein Balance?
As I mentioned earlier, it’s important for the hair to have a good balance of protein and moisture. That is if you want it to reach longer lengths 🙂 In order for that to happen, you have to curtail breakage and do it fast. You need to baby those ends and strengthen your hair shaft pronto! The only way to do that is to feed it some protein and moisture.
The Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner is Aubrey Organics #1 selling conditioner…and now I know why.
It feeds your hair exactly what it needs to strengthen AND rehydrate it. It contains water and aloe vera juice at the beginning of the ingredient list (MOISTURE!) followed by wheat germ oil to help seal in that moisture and milk protein/glycoprotein (rich in cysteine and methionine to strengthen and help impart protein to damaged areas along the hair shaft. Score!
Now, do you see why I call the Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner the perfect, all complete conditioner? In product form, all your hair really needs to be strong and healthy is a good quality balance of moisture and protein. You get that with Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balance Conditioner.
Four Methods of Using Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balance Conditioner
When I said the products are very effective at meeting the needs of your hair by not necessarily using them as recommended in the instructions I wasn’t being facetious 🙂 On the contrary, like many other products you can use them to care for your hair in a manner other than the manufacturer instructs.
You can use the Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner in four ways. Two of them are the manufacturer’s way and two are a naturalista’s way LOL!
Per the manufacturer’s instructions you would apply GPB to damp, freshly washed hair, concentrating on the ends (they are smart). Leave on for 1 or 2 minutes, then rinse.
Per the manufacturer’s instructions you would apply the GPB to dry hair (they’re getting close to the naturalista’s way!), distributing from the scalp to the ends. Leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo and condition hair as usual.
One of the naturalista’s ways to use GPB is to incorporate it into your pre-poo regimen. You can mix it with the oil of your choice (preferably coconut for me) or use it solo and then apply it to your dry hair. Pin your hair up (or bun it) for several hours while you go about your day. This allows the pre-poo concoction to really penetrate the hair strands. I attribute this method to helping enhance my curl. pattern. You can even allow it to sit overnight.
Similar to the manufacturer’s instructions, the naturalista’s method follows method #2 with one slight change. Rather than allowing the GPB to sit on the hair for just 15 minutes, you’d throw on a plastic cap and sit under the dryer with it for 30 minutes to an hour. This helps accelerate the benefits.
Whichever way you decide to use Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner, your hair will love you in the end! This conditioner is truly the gem of the Aubrey Organics line and has become a staple in my hair care regimen alongside of their Green Tea Cream Rinse and Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner (an in depth view of these two products will be shared in the near future).
Have you tried any products in the Aubrey Organics line? What has been your experience?