Protein Treatments

I Used a “Real” Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Treatment on My Type 4 Natural Hair

Protein treatments can be very beneficial to hair health. They strengthen the hair and help you reach your hair goals. Typically, my protein treatments would be a homemade mixture of ingredients such as yogurt, eggs, bananas, etc. However, earlier this year I stumbled upon a video that explained the difference between my usual homemade protein... Continue Reading

6 Benefits of Quinoa for Natural and Transitioning Hair

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another miracle ingredient on the market…. here comes quinoa. Before your eyes glaze over and you skip to the next article, let me shed a little light on how this super seed can take your regimen and hair care to the next level. What is Quinoa (keen-wah)?... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Manage Protein Sensitive Hair

Some naturals report that using any type of protein or protein containing product can lead them to have dry, hard and brittle hair that feels like straw. Searching within science journals has not yielded an explanation for this but it is well reported so here is my theory on dealing with protein sensitive hair. 1.... Continue Reading

3 Amazing Protein Conditioners for Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Protein conditioners are not exactly a necessity for most naturals, but some of us do need them, especially if we color, manipulate, or flat iron our hair regularly. The challenge that is then faced is finding the right protein conditioner, and those that are recommended for relaxed hair may... Continue Reading

How to Balance Protein and Moisture in Natural Hair, Part 1

By Audrey Sivasothy, author of Hair Care Rehab Do you find random hairs in your comb, on your shirt, on your sinks and on your bathroom floors? Are you finding hair everywhere but securely upon your head? What is going on? You may have a problem with hair breakage. For black hair in particular, hair breakage is typically... Continue Reading

The Best Way to Follow Up a Protein Treatment

By Jc of The Natural Haven Bloom Nearly all natural hair websites will have an article on balancing protein with moisture. There are also debates about whether hair can be ‘protein sensitive’ or not. Today is a slightly different but related question to help you gain an understanding of proteins in hair conditioning. The question is... Continue Reading

All About Protein Treatments, Part 2: Hydrolyzed Protein & the ApHogee Treatment

By Jc of The Natural Haven Click here for part 1 of this series. Avril asks: ‘What do protein treatments really do for your hair, in particular eggs? What is it in ApHogee 2 step protein treatment that makes the hair so hard, and how do we benefit from it?’ Kelly asks: ‘I thought natural... Continue Reading

Henna vs Protein Treatments: Which is Better for Strengthening?

Janelle (not pictured) says; Thanks to the information on your site, I’m realizing that I need to do some kind of strengthening treatment on my fine strands. I know that protein treatments work by depositing protein on the cuticle, while henna works by binding to the cuticle and thus strengthening it. My question is, which... Continue Reading

All About Protein Treatments for Natural Hair

Protein –namely whether or not we should add it to our hair — is a hot topic among naturals. Jc of the Natural Haven is here to guide us through this topic. By Jc of The Natural Haven There is a lot of buzzing about protein treatments and what they can do for hair. To... Continue Reading