How to Balance Protein with Moisture for Less Breakage
Are you protein-sensitive? Low porosity types tend to have trouble using protein and it can even cause too much brittleness for high porosity types too.
If your hair tends to break when you use protein products, you may want to try balancing them with moisture before you banish protein altogether.
Protein and moisture go together, and they work synergistically to create healthy strands. You should always do a deep conditioning treatment after doing a protein treatment.
If you’re still showing signs of protein overload and breakage after moisturizing, you may want to limit protein usage. However, you don’t want to completely throw them out because protein is healthy for your hair.
Instead, identify which of your products contain any of the above-listed proteins, and push the items to the back of your cabinet for 2-3 months while you focus on moisture. When your hair contains plenty moisture, you may be able to go back to using your protein products for strengthening your strands.
Using a protein treatment 1-2 times per month might be exactly what you need for stronger hair. Hair shine will increase as the holes in the hair shaft become fuller and your strands can reflect light better. Plus, you’ll enjoy the look and feel of having healthier hair that isn’t prone to breakage.
Have you tried protein treatments for your natural hair, and if so, were they effective at controlling breakage?