Hair careby Rima90Posted 1 week, 6 days ago
Hello to all! So i‘ve been doing a lot of research on how to take care of my dyed hair and restore its health. I recently also used a colour remover and my hair is dry especially at the ends. I‘m trying to switch completely to natural cosmetics when it comes to taking care of my hair. So i found a lot of home made serums and one of them i found particularly very temptimg. It’s a mix of destilaited water, rose water, silk protein or wheat protein and also keratin in a liquid form and some oils like coconut or argan oil. All of these ingredients are available in natural cosmetics stores where i live. My questions are How can i use a protein treatment properly? On wet or dry hair and how often? I read that intensive use could cause the hair to dry out How long to leave it in the hair? And do i need to straighten my hair afterwards? Any advice?
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
In protein treatments can be applied to wet or dry hair, though most instructions I've seen from manufacturers suggest damp, towel-dried hair. You can leave it in as long as you'd like, though I'd set a minimum of 10 minutes or so. In my general experience, I do see more results if you leave it in for multiple hours, but the trouble isn't always worth the difference. How often varies with each person, so you'll probably want to start with around once a week or so and work up as you see fit. Protein overload can make your hair feel stiff and crunchy, and if that happens, you just need to wash it out gradually with time. If you're worried about damage, I would personally not do any heat styling. Keratin straightening treatments require you to flat iron in order to get the straightening effects, but that's not your goal, I'd avoid it.
Just a note that protein treatments and oils can definitely help smooth your hair and make it look and feel better, but it doesn't fully heal your hair like other parts of your body. They won't make your hair strong enough to withstand more bleaching.
by BlondefierPosted 1 week, 2 days ago
vivienne wrote: Just a note that protein treatments and oils can definitely help smooth your hair and make it look and feel better, but it doesn't fully heal your hair like other parts of your body. They won't make your hair strong enough to withstand more bleaching.
This is new knowledge for me. Wow. So is it alright if you alternately used natural cosmetics (from oil to protein) with the synthetic ones to reap the benefits of both?
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 2 days ago
Yeah, you should be fine. Aside from dyes, toners, and bleach, most hair products don't have anything that's all that damaging unless you have a particular allergy.
by BlondefierPosted 6 days, 4 hours ago
I see, thanks!