When to Know When Your Hair Needs More Protein
Your hair is mostly made up of a protein called keratin. We (natural hair blogs and community) talk about moisture all the time and yes, moisture definitely is a must have and a must to retain, especially in curlier and kinkier textures. There are some signs you can keep an eye out for when your hair is asking for some strength and those signs are below. Keep reading to find our top suggestions of getting a good protein-moisture balance.
Sign #1: EXCESSIVE BREAKAGE
When your hair is experiencing massive breakage, it is a pretty good indication that it needs some additional strength components added to it and protein is a great option.
Sign # 2: LIMP HAIR
If you hair is just a little too mushy or limp during wash day or in general, it means that you are not at a healthy balance for moisture and protein and might be over moisturized. Time for some more protein in your regime.
Sign #3: MISSING THE ELASTICITY?
If your natural hair does not spring back after being gently pulled it is missing it's elasticity. Healthy hair should return back to it's original state. If not, this can be as a result of over moisturizing.
SIMPLE WAYS TO GET PROTEIN IN YOUR HAIR REGIMENT
1. Everyday: Use a moisture-protein balanced shampoo or leave in conditioner
2. Once in a while:Protein treatment
3. DIY: Mix egg and yogurt together and let it sit on hair for 20 minutes