So today i’m going to share with you a protein treatment that I tried and loved. I actually received this recipe from Kim with CurlMix in an email earlier this month (if you read my previous post then you know exactly who i’m talking about). So shoutout to her for this free recipe!! I recently straightened my hair and figured, why not go ahead and try it? By the way, I had absolutely no heat damage from flat ironing my hair, that’s always a good feeling! I’ll do another post later on, on the products I used for that process. =)
Back to the protein treatment, my hair loved it and I figured it would be unfair to not share this with my fellow naturals lol. Now I know what may work for me, may not work for the next person, but if I can give someone an idea, then I will lol. I’m going to list everything I used and the benefits. I also included a little video at the end, if you would like to see a visual of how I made this (i’m still working on my video editing skills, but I think this video came out pretty good).
So this DIY included the following:
- 5 Chunks of raw shea butter
- As we all know, shea butter is basically a natural conditioner for our hair. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties & contains vitamins A, E & F.
- 2 tbsp of unrefined, organic coconut oil
- Coconut oil is good for a dry, flaky scalp, it adds shine to your hair, it’s a great detangler, can also be used to deep condition, helps fight frizz, a good styling aid, moisturizer and sealant.
- 5 tbsp organic castor oil
- Castor oil is a great humectant for not only the hair, but the skin as well. It helps the hair with thinning and hair loss and helps prevent dry and itchy scalp.
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- Leaves your hair soft while adding shine, provides extra moisture to the hair, helps with detangling, helps fight frizz, it can help repair chemically processed/damaged hair and can also promote hair growth.
- 1 tbsp raw organic honey
- It’s a humectant and emollient and also has antibacterial properties
- 1 egg
- Help strengthen the hair and prevent breakage. Leaves the hair soft, shiny and thick.
- Heat coconut oil for 30 seconds.
- heat shea butter for 1 minute and mix with coconut oil.
- Combine mixture with remaining ingredients. You can also use a blender for easier mixing. (I used a blender)
- Apply to hair and leave on for 20-30 minutes with heat or 1 hour without heat. (I didn’t use heat, so I kept it in for an hour)
Here’s the video, if you would like to see a visual of how I made it! Enjoy!
~ Tiffany =)