Treating your hair is always a good idea. Knowing the type of treatment to go in for based on the state of your hair is an even better idea. Two of the most common types of hair treatments for natural hair - protein treatment and deep conditioning treatment - are often used interchangeably. Here's what you need to know about them and when to get each.
Deep conditioning treatment
The purpose of Deep Conditioning Treatment is to restore moisture to the hair whilst improving the elasticity of the hair. In simple terms, Deep Conditioning Treatment helps provide extra moisture to the hair. Ideally, this kind of treatment can be done once a week. However, depending on the hairstyle you have on, once every 2 weeks isn't bad after all. If you have dyed or bleached your hair, deep condition weekly.
You can use the Deep Conditioning Treatment from Eya Naturals or go the DIY route. Ultimately, make sure the products you're using have extra slip.
Essentially, Protein Treatment is done to help stop breakage or restore hair back to its healthy. Hair loses its natural proteins due to constant heat styling, chemical treatments and other environmental factors.
Unlike deep conditioning, protein treatment is done once every 6 weeks. You stand the chance of further damaging your hair by going in for this treatment more than the stipulated time recommended. Too much protein in the hair can damage the hair.
Both Protein Treatment and Deep Conditioning Treatment require the application of heat. After shampooing, apply your product in hair from roots to ends of hair, cover your hair with a shower cap and sit under the dryer for 10-30 minutes. You do not need to use a Detangling Conditioner after treating your hair. Just rinse with water, towel-dry. apply your leave in lotion, shea butter and oils and style as desired.
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