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DIY Natural: Deep Conditioning Protein Treatment + Recipe

Happy Monday!

What better way to kick the week off, than to drop a protein conditioning treatment recipe!

Protein strengthens the hair, can temporarily stop breakage, and if you color, manipulate, or flat iron your hair regularly, protein can really make a difference in the health and well being of your natural hair. Aim for a good balance of moisture and protein. I do this by alternating between a protein and moisture conditioner on wash day. I usually use Aubrey Organics Protein Conditioner and deep condition using rhassoul clay, altering between the two to maintain the balance. Because I like to use ingredients found in my kitchen, I decided to try swapping the Aubrey Organics protein conditioner for a natural alternative; yogurt! Previously, I’d used yogurt alone as a protein conditioner and was satisfied with the results, but still needed to DC my hair after the treatment. I found that with this recipe, no deep conditioning was necessary.

Beauty Day Sunday FAIL: Coconut Milk Deep Conditioner

Hair Porn! My camera captured my texture beautifully!

I was so excited to try a new protein deep conditioner recipe, but based on my experience I’ll chalk this one up as an epic fail!

I started my wash day a little later in the day yesterday due to my thrifting trip.

I began my routine by:

Pre-Poo’ing: I sectioned my hair and to each section, I sprayed water and oiled my scalp and strands while lightly finger detangling. I covered my head with a plastic bag and tee shirt, then let my hair marinate for an hour.

Beauty Day Redux: Finding a New Routine

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Yesterday was Beauty Day. Since I BC‘d, I’ve been trying to edit my old hair routine. Initially I tried the “go with what you know” method on my fully natural hair, but it wasn’t working simply because my hair completely lacked moisture after sealing. I am uncertain as to whether or not it is the method (liquid leave-in, creamy leave-in, and butter to seal) that isn’t working or the products (modified kimmaytube leave-in, giovanni direct leave-in, and homemade shea butter cream) I was using. At any rate, I’ve decided to start from scratch and try again.

Best Foods for Hair Growth

As hair is primarily made up of protein, you can understand the importance of consuming protein rich foods in making hair grow fast naturally.

Some such protein rich foods for hair growth are:

Soy products, Beans (try chickpeas or lima beans), Eggs, fish (salmon), milk (soy milk), cheese, yogurt, whole grains, seeds and nuts.

Adding herbs such as parsley, oregano, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, basil, sage etc is also beneficial for hair.

Dark green vegetables such as Swiss chard and kale are rich sources of iron that assists in hair growth by carrying oxygen to hair.