Interesting article from NaturallyCurly.com
Protein is beneficial for fine hair and for damaged or porous hair, and is used in many deep conditioning treatments. But with so many different types of products that contain protein for hair, which one one do you choose? These are tips for choosing the right protein hair product for your hair.
Look for hydrolyzed proteins in rinse-off products. These can penetrate hair and add strength and shine.
Collagen is helpful in improving hair elasticity.
Keratin is thought to be strengthening and improves manageability.
Wheat protein adds strength and helps retain moisture.
Soy protein and other plant proteins also have moisture-attracting (humectant) qualities.
Silk protein tends to soften hair.
KCCM: I’ve never paid attention to which proteins were in products or how my hair responded to specific proteins.
So I picked I took a peak at some of my favorite products to see which proteins were in them.
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie has silk protein in it.
Design Essentials Curl Stretching Cream has keratin and silk in it.
ORS Hair Mayonnaise has egg protein in it, I don’t believe this falls into on of the 6 options above.
So I know for sure my hair likes silk protein.
Take a peak at some of your favorite products, Which protein does your hair like or not like?
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.