2 Protein Treatments You Can Use Weekly for Healthy Natural Hair

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Me, Jenell Stewart rocking a twist out after doing a protein treatment the night before

When our hair gets damaged by normal weathering i.e. chemical treatments, exposure to sun, pollution, washing, drying, combing, styling heat use etc, it can only really be mended by protein. A protein treatment works by filling in gaps present on your hair strand and forms a temporary bond.

I use protein treatments regularly as a part of my regimen because my hair thrives off of the weekly therapy.  If you fear that there is a sensitivity to protein or you just don’t like the way it makes your hair feel, I highly suggest you try out the two products I’ve fallen in love with below because they are light and offer maximum conditioning results.  If your hair is broken, brittle and dried out, Does it really hurt to try?

The ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor is a powerful, one step treatment that should be used for home use, between salon visits.  I was introduced to this product by a friend who has raved about it for some time. I finally buckled down and got it and I was very impressed with the results. Watch my review on this product if you’re interested.  This is the type of protein treatment that works as your conditioner on your wash day. You only need to leave it in your hair for 2 minutes-no joke- and then rinse it out.  No heat is needed at all.   I love that using this product doesn’t add an additional step to my wash day at all. In fact it makes it quicker!  With two babies, ain’t nobody got time for 6 step wash days anymore!

This concentrated blend of keratin amino acids, botanical oils, and vitamins does wonders to restore strength and softness to hair that requires a deep, penetrating treatment. It is recommended on tinted, bleached or relaxed hair. ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor helps repair damage caused by chlorine and hard water.
Apply on clean hair in shower and rinse to treat brittle hair with cuticle damage and moderate breakage. It soothes irritated scalp and may be applied following each shampooing until the healthy condition of the hair is restored.


The ORS™ Hair Mayonnaise is a great rich crème conditioning treatment of whole egg protein, olive oil, soybeans, safflower oil, wheat germ oil, and nettle for everyone who wants to maintain healthy, vibrant hair.  It’s an intensive conditioning treatment that moisturizes and strengthens damaged and over-processed hair from within the hair shaft.

This product is an Oldy but Goody!  I’ve been promoting this product from wayyy before I was natural because when I was relaxed, I needed something with enough power to maintain my processed hair, but it was mild enough for me to use on a weekly basis.   Now that I’m natural it’s still the bomb y’all!  I will re-buy this treatment over and over for the rest of my life. Unlike the previous protein treatment, this treatment is a deep conditioner, so it will add an additional step to your regimen because you will need to sit under the dryer if you want to use it quickly.  If you don’t want to sit under the dryer, you should put on a plastic conditioning cap and leave it on for at least 45 min before washing it out.

Bathes each strand of hair in a rich blend of vitamins
Moisturizes hair
Strengthens hair
Aids in reversing shedding and hair loss due to damaged or over processed hair
Contains, proteins, vitamins and minerals
Contains a powerful anti-oxidant

Remove 2-4 oz. of Hair Mayonnaise (depending on the length and thickness of hair) and rub into palms of hands.

Apply to hair and massage thoroughly and comb hair with a large toothcomb for total distribution.

Place a plastic cap over the entire head, process under a warm dryer, heat cap, or warm towel for approximately 15 minutes.

If heat is not available, cover the head with a plastic cap and let set for 45 minutes – 1 hour.

Rinse hair with warm water and proceed with styling.

Whole Egg: Protein is essential for repair of tissues and for carrying minerals and nutrients into cells. It has been known to help strengthen the hair.

Wheat germ Oil: Rich in essential proteins and B Vitamins which are essential for healthy hair and skin. It helps repair damaged tissues.

Nettle, Sunflower Oil, Soy Beans, and Amino Acids: An excellent source of Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) helps to reduce shedding and breakage of hair.