Protein is an absolute MUST for all hair textures, but you don’t have to pick up pricey hair masques or deep conditioners to get results. Simply grab an egg, or two, or three (depending on your hair length) and that’s it! Protein galore!!!
After you shampoo/condition your hair, separate the egg whites and the egg yolks. Egg yolks provide moisture, which I always welcome, while egg whites can be used to cleanse the scalp. I also like to add about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to reap the extra benefits of keeping the hair strong and less susceptible to breakage. Apply the egg yolk and coconut oil mixture all over your hair, cover it with a plastic hair cap, and leave it in for about 30 to 40 minutes. Once that’s done, you can use the egg whites to massage your scalp and then use your hair cleansing method to wash your homemade recipe off your hair.
You can determine whether or not your hair is lacking protein by stretching a strand and seeing if it bounces back to it’s natural state. If it breaks while you’re doing the “test” or doesn’t bounce back, you need to stick to a protein regimen (preferably this one) to get your hair lively and bouncy. Don’t be discouraged! Also, don’t go overboard with protein masques. As they say, too much of anything is never good.
Do this once or twice a month and your hair will thank you for it!!!
1 Egg for short hair; 2-3 for medium to long hair
Unrefined Coconut Oil (1 tbsp.) – My favorite right now is the Dr. Bronner’s brand, which can be found at your local health food store.