Signs Your Hair Needs a Protein Treatment

by Joanna E
Signs you need a protein treatment

Ever since I took out my crochet braids, the best way I could describe my hair was ‘blah’. I haven’t felt like washing it and when I did, it still didn’t look the way I wanted. This past weekend I decided to do a protein treatment for natural hair using the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment & Balanced Moisturizer. This treatment was exactly what my hair needed.

Why Protein Treatments are Good for Natural Hair

Our hair is made up of amino acids called keratin. Constant manipulation on the strands, heat and other styles cause the strands to become weak causing breakage. Your hair should have a protein/moisture balance. If it is too hard, you may have protein overload and dry/brittle hair needs moisture. If your hair hasn’t looked or felt it’s best lately, here are five signs you may need to add a protein treatment in your hair regimen and how to apply a protein treatment using Aphogee products.

Signs You Need a Protein Treatment for Natural Hair

Limp or Mushy Hair

The first time I noticed when washing was it was limp. I’ve been natural for over six years, but I definitely remember the feeling of my hair clumped together after washing when relaxed. It was lifeless and I tried deep conditioning to no avail. Once I finished the Aphogee protein treatment, my hair came back to life.

Excessive Breakage or Shedding

I also noticed extreme shedding. I decided to trim, but the results on wash day were the same. If your hair is constantly shedding or breaking off, it may be lacking protein.

Low Elasticity

This is also known to many naturals as that “bounce back”. You can easily test your hair’s elasticity by lightly pulling it when wet to see if it retracts to its original form. If it breaks, consider strengthening your hair by applying a protein treatment.

Chemical Processing

Since coloring your hair breaks the cuticle and makes it prone to dryness. Apply a protein treatment every 2-3 months to maintain the hair’s protein/moisture balance and you will begin to see and feel a difference in your hair.

Protective Styling

I had my hair in crocheting braids for almost a month. After taking down I used the ORS Hair Mayonnaise, but that alone wasn’t good enough. If you’ve been wearing braids, weaves or crochet braids as a protective style, consider using the Aphogee Protein Treatment after taking it down.

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Doing a Protein Treatment for Natural Hair with Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment

In a recent appointment, Tamika from Wesley Styles discussed the need for me to deep condition and do protein treatments regularly. I used the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment & Balanced Moisturizer and it definitely made a difference with my hair. There was less shedding, my curls popped and it felt moisturized. If your hair has been giving signs mentioned above, here’s how to use the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment for Natural Hair.

Step 1: Wash Your Hair

Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo to ensure there is no product buildup on your strands and/or scalp. The brand doesn’t really matter, but make sure it is completely clean and detangled. When you’re done, towel blot the hair to prevent dilution of the protein treatment.

Step 2: Apply the Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment

Use an applicator bottle with a nozzle to section off the hair to apply the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment. To prevent more tangles after application and distribute the product evenly, use a wide tooth comb.

Step 3: Dry Your Hair

When you’re done with applying the treatment, dry your hair. When the treatment is dried on the hair, it becomes hard. Make sure to handle it carefully lest it breaks off. This step works best with a hooded dryer.

Step 4: Rinse and Apply the Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer

Rinse and re-rinse out the solution with lukewarm water and make sure the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment is completely gone before the next step. In order to restore softness and shine, you need to add moisture back into your hair with the Balancing Moisturizer. For best results, leave on the hair for two minutes before rinsing. You will see and feel a difference with your hair’s elasticity and shine when you’re done.

Signs your Natural hair needs a protein treatment

Have you ever used the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment on your natural hair?

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14 comments

Felecia Monique March 13, 2017 - 1:36 PM

My natural hair is definitely limp. I deep condition every two weeks and nothing helps. I’ll definitely try this method.

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Jo March 16, 2017 - 10:17 AM

Hope it helps Felecia.

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Tia March 13, 2017 - 11:41 PM

I have experienced all of those a time or two. I am trying to get a more regular routine with my hair care so that I can have more healthy hair.

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Carlana Charles March 14, 2017 - 12:20 PM

I always have a colour in my hair. I make it my duty to treat at least once a month depending on my busy work schedule.

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Michelle March 14, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Great tips! I alternate between protein and moisturizing deep conditioners. I have low porosity hair but still need that moisture protein balance 🙂

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Type 4 Naturals March 14, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Weird as it sounds, this was my first time doing a treatment. I’m always learning something new about my natural hair.

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Mimi Green March 14, 2017 - 6:57 PM

I think I’m in need of a protein treatment. I’ve been thinking about cutting my hair off to start over again.

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Lauren March 15, 2017 - 12:49 AM

Before I had locs I got regular protein treatments fro the stylist that cared for my natural hair. Great advice. I don’t think many people are aware of the benefits.

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Jo March 16, 2017 - 9:56 AM

Thanks Lauren. I had to do my research because I sure didn’t know.

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Ranesha March 15, 2017 - 5:32 AM

I try to get protein treatments once per month. My hair is normally a little rough feeling when I need one.

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Courtney CJ March 15, 2017 - 12:22 PM

I love Aphogee products. I have recently colored my hair and my stylist warned me to make sure that I am getting enough. Thanks for the reminder!

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Tione March 15, 2017 - 10:35 PM

I can’t tell when last I have done a protein treatment on my hair. I really need to protein treat my hair. I might try the Aphogee or the ORS Mayonnaise.

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Jo March 16, 2017 - 9:55 AM

I love the Aphogee treatment. It was literally life changing. lol

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Vany|misscoilyhair March 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

My hair is not protein friendly therefore I have to take it easy on the protein treatments. When I do, I have to use something mild so I don’t damage it.

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