• By Malia
  • April 10, 2012

Protein Treatments on a Budget !!!

Protein Treatments on a Budget !!!

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Hey Natural Divas,

The summer is approaching and as we make the transition from straightened styles such as pressing and flat-ironing into more natural styles, it is important that we get our protein treatments in order to protect the elasticity of the hair. When you continuously straighten your hair without a protein treatment, the elasticity of the hair begins to weaken and it makes it harder for the hair to revert back to its naturally curly state.
Protein treatments can be very expensive, but there are some homemade recipes that are easy to make and use that are just as effective. By just using eggs and mayonnaise, you can make a nourishing and rich protein treatment that will add luster and body back to your hair.
The eggs and the mayonnaise work together in the action of replenishing and reconstructing the hair. The fatty molecules in the mayonnaise help to soften/condition the hair, while the protein from the eggs reconstruct and strengthen the hair follicles, making your hair stronger, shinier, and softer.

• Mayonnaise : 1 cup
• Egg: 1 raw egg

Stir egg yolks into the mayonnaise until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Detangle and separate your hair into four sections. Apply the mixture to the whole length of your dry or damp hair, massaging your scalp as you go. Clip your hair to the top of your head, cover it with a plastic bag or shower cap, and wrap a cold towel over your head. Let it sit for 30 minutes.

Rinse out the hair treatment with cool water. If you use warm or hot water, the eggs will cook, becoming sticky and hard to remove. Then shampoo and condition your hair as usual. You should use more shampoo or an extra lathering to make sure you’ve removed all of the treatment.

I want to hear your feedback on the treatment ☺!!! Please leave your comments on this post, and any suggestions for other at home remedies that work well on the hair.


Natural Princess


ITS LIT!! Malia Brown is the creator of UrbanSocial and Natura magazine. She is the former college ambassador for ESSENCE, a Journalist, and an on-air personality. Malia is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she reports on beauty, pop-culture, political affairs, and race relations.

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