Kitchen Beautician| 5 Ingredients for Homemade Protein Conditioners

by West Parsons on November 2, 2013 · 2 comments

in hair care

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Experiencing dry, brittle, or frizzy hair? You may be in need of a moisture-protein balancing act. Sure you can purchase a pricey concoction from your local store, but nothing beats the convenience of your own kitchen!

Eggs
Rich in lecithin and protein which both help to strengthen and moisturize, the yolk is the primary ‘active ingredient’ in eggs when used on hair. The yolk is acts as a serum helping the hair to reflect light for an appearance of shiny hair  |  Rinse hair with cold to luke warm water to avoid the egg yolks cooking.

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Mayonnaise
The most complete of kitchen protein conditioners, mayo offers the benefits of a protein (eggs) and glosser (oil) in a ready-to-use, convenient form | A few drops of your favorite essential oil can cut down on the scent of the mayo.

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Avocado
Avocado is a wonder fruit with so many excellent benefits when consumed. It also funnels its awesomeness when applied externally on hair. In addition to protein, this fruit is full of amino acids, all promoting strong, healthy hair growth |  Before applying to hair or mixtures, use an electric blender to pulverize the avocado.

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Yogurt
In addition to protein, yogurt also contains lactic acid; an AHA which strips the outer layer of the hairs’ keratin, helping to improve absorption of other strength building ingredients  |  Due to the stripping properties, this treatment is best used as a pre-poo prior to application of a moisturizing deep conditioner.

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Coconut Butter
Also known as coconut cream concentrate, this tropically scented  butter cream totes all the benefits of coconut milk x10 |  Of all listed, this is the most pleasant ingredient which can easily be added to your store-bought moisturizing deep conditioners for a weekly deep condition with light protein. Tropical Traditions offers the most bang for your buck with frequent BOGOs for this locally hard to find item!

Check out my own adventures making a coconut cream deep conditioner HERE!

{ 2 comments }

chichi November 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I’m so happy I read this post! I’m coming out of my protective style tomorrow and I was trying to find some new homemade conditioners to try. Thanks!

westNDNbeauty November 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

You’re welcome!