Do all hair types need protein?
Just like your body, your hair needs protein in order to stay healthy. If your hair feels limp or weak, it may be a sign that your hair needs a protein treatment. Protein treatments boost the hair with a variety of nutrients and proteins to help reconstruct and strengthen hair strands.
How can I add protein to my hair naturally?
Homemade Protein Hair Treatments
- Egg mask. You can make a protein treatment for natural hair with eggs you have at home. …
- Yogurt. Yogurt, sour cream and similar dairy products contain not only protein, but lactic acid, which cleanses your hair while the fat in the dairy moisturizes it. …
- Avocado. …
- Coconut oil.
Do I need protein or moisture in my hair?
So how can you tell if you need moisture or protein? The simplest option is to take a wet or dry strand of hair and gently stretch it. If it barely stretches and snaps, you need more moisture and might have too much protein. Also, if you brush your hair and strands fall out, you need protein.
How do you know if your body needs more protein?
Swelling. One of the most common signs that you’re not getting enough protein is swelling (also called edema), especially in your abdomen, legs, feet, and hands. A possible explanation: The proteins that circulate in your blood — albumin, in particular — help keep fluid from building up in your tissues.
What does protein overload on hair look like?
The tell-tale signs of protein overload seem to be split ends and limp strands. Hair that feels brittle or sheds more than is normal for you can also be signs that your tresses have been exposed to too much keratin.