‘Oh how important you are.’

As I mentioned in my last post (Hair Confessions), my split ends are becoming a nightmare so I have taken up protein treatments as one of the ways to nurse my hair back to health. I am quite surprised at how I settled into a moisture only regimen and forgot to incorporate protein treatments at least once in four weeks and now I am paying the price.

For those who are unaware, the maintenance of balanced healthy hair requires regular protein treatments. This could be from a product or a DIY mixture of mostly proteins, e.g. keratin, amino acids, biotin etc, to strengthen and add structure to the hair strands. 

So on my last washday, I used a protein shampoo and conditioner as seen below.

 

I luckily found these two in my product stash. (They are both amazing by the way).

I pre-pooed and detangled my hair with just Jojoba Oil. Shampooed with Mill Creek Biotin Shampoo and conditioned with Mill Creek Biotin conditioner. The shampoo made my hair feel stiff due to the presence of protein dominated ingredients. (See list below). It also did not lather much but it got my hair clean. As for the conditioner, I concentrated more on my ends and left it in for 15 minutes. It says to leave in for five to ten minutes for intense treatment on the bottle so I added an extra five. 🙂 This conditioner reduced the stiffness caused by the shampoo because it had more of a moisture/protein balance and I also noticed my hair did not break as easily while I was styling. Hurray!

I was definitely satisfied with my results and I hope to keep it up every four to six weeks in order to see improvements especially on my ends.

Please note- You obviously do not need to use the same products I did. A simple DIY with liquid aminos and Yogurt can also help.

Do you do protein treatments? How often & what do you use?

Mill Creek Botanicals Biotin Shampoo- Deionized Water, Biotin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Peppermint Oil, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, Inositol, Barley extract, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Oil), Octyl Dimethyl PABA, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Botanical Fragrance

Mill Creek Botanicals Biotin Conditioner- Deionized Water, Biotin, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Oleamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Citric Acid, Corn Oil, Sodium Chloride, Quaternium-15, Peppermint Oil, •Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Essential Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Botanical Fragrance.