There must always be a perfect balance in our hair between moisture and protein. Protein gets discussed often for our bodies but our hair needs it just as much and If your hair is limp, mushy and overly moist it needs protein. Our hair is made up of a very hard protein called Keratin and quite often that keratin gets broken down by our manipulation, chemical processes like color or relaxing and the environment.
Even if you don’t use heat or chemicals, like color, your hair will appreciate the mega-boost from time to time. Check out 15 we LOVE and think you will love too!
A well-known line for black women who look for protein treatments, the ApHogee Intensive Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor is excellent for restoring strength and softness to hair that requires a deep, penetrating treatment. This treatment is a concentrated blend of keratin amino acids, botanical oils, and vitamins excellent for hair damaged by chlorine, hard water and bleaching. Whenever my hair is suffering from hard water as I live in Colorado, I make sure to use this reconstructor to help build up my hair.
ApHogee Two Step Protein Treatment & Balanced Moisturizer
Another amazing protein treatment by ApHogee, ApHogee Two-step Treatment Protein for Damaged Hair is a unique treatment formulated with magnesium and modified proteins which fuse into the hair with the application of heat. The result is that breakage is drastically reduced. During the process, ApHogee treatment hardens into the hair, dramatic evidence that something special is occurring and your will appreciate the effects immediately!
I love this brand’s cowash so very intrigued with their protein conditioner gives natural hair a deep-down hydrating fortifying treatment that is a must for strong, shiny, soft, springy coils and curls. This rich penetrating conditioner is an exceptional composition of extracts of coconut, sugar cane, green tea, apple and lemon, Shea butter, vitamin E and proven hair fortifiers.
This was my go-to protein treatment when first going natural and I still love it! This conditioner nourishes & strengthens for full, shiny, healthy hair and have 100% natural ingredients. Nutrient-rich, protein-based GPB rehydrates and re-energizes your hair with glycoproteins to strengthen the hair fiber, repair damage from salon treatments and restore softness manageability and shine.
No matter what I fall in love with later, I ALWAYS go back to this for one of my best treatments. As a matter of fact, I’m in need of one now!
This shampoo helps hair weakened by chemical processes, heat styling and environmental exposure. Part of a three part system, helps repair damage with quinoa protein, while nurturing with rich coconut and babassu-lending new life to hair. This brand is known for being a friend to natural tresses. Haven’t tried this shampoo, but it’s a favorite and I love this line.
This hair mask works in minutes to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry, brittle, over-processed, and otherwise lackluster locks. Formulated with Rosehip, Argan, and Almond Oils, this mask delivers an optimal blend of transformative nutrients to replenish damaged hair and restore a shiny, healthy, and lustrous state.
Creme of Nature with Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment is an intensively deep conditioning treatment that strengthens, revitalizes and gives hair Exotic Shine.TM It prevents hair breakage and deeply infuses moisture from the inside out. Ideal for all hair types, including relaxed, natural and color-treated hair, this treatment can be used after every shampoo as a quick conditioner, or every week as a reconstructor. Naturals are falling in love with this lien and reconstructor.
Using the power of Macadamia oil, this deep repair masque is an excellent reconstructor for dry or damaged hair that combines Macadamia and Argan oils with Tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extract to nourish and condition damaged dry hair. Don’t use more than twice a week.
My daughter LOVES this line! Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo by OGX is a high performance blend of powerful ProVitamin B7 that infuses into every strand, while plumping collagen adds volume and dimension, and hydrolyzed wheat proteins strengthen, for thicker, fuller, healthier looking hair. Reasonably priced and a mega-boots of aid to your hair.
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise combines a rich blend of botanical extracts and herbs with whole egg protein and olive oil to restore and renew dry, damaged hair. Watch how this moisturizes and strengthens over processed hair from within the hair shaft with essential oils, organic amino acids and Vitamin B5 for added moisture and strength. Fragile hair prone to breakage will be rejuvenated with moisture and elasticity to mend split ends and provide incredible body and shine.
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula products contain ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoï, infused with Tiaré flower petals. These raw, natural ingredients deeply hydrate, repair damage and give hair incredible shine. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack is a moisture-intensive treatment that helps strengthen and repair weak, fragile or damaged hair.
I would consider this an old school brand that we’ve know and loved for decades! Now, while natural we can use this amazing conditioning cream souped up on cholesterol! Their advanced Choleplex formula deeply nourishes and repairs extremely damaged hair. Enriched with hydrating Aloe and restorative Keratin Amino Acid Protein, Super Cholesterol helps prevent breakage, brittleness and split ends, while strengthening hair for lasting vitality with reliable manageability. I will be sharing more about this in upcoming weeks and super excited about trying this.
It’s no secret that I LOVE this brand and it’s extensive lines to fit every natural’s need. I’ve not tried this Masque but too many have raved about how amazing it works at deeply penetrating to condition and smooth frazzled strands. This nutrient-rich fortifying formula Transforms frizzy hair into sleek, healthy strands. Helps bind split ends and improves the overall appearance of hair. Certified organic Shea Butter, Plantain and Yucca combine in a strengthening formula that helps weak hair resist breakage.
Zanzibar Marine Complex Age-Defy & Color Protect Conditioner is a nutrient rich daily conditioner, infused with our exclusive blend of oils and marine botanicals including Carrageenan (Red Algae), restores moisture. Added protein fortifies and strengthens protecting hair from color-fade, environmental stressors and future damage.
Hair looks youthful and vibrant. Zanzibar Marine Complex is a blend of Kelp and Carrageenan (Red Algae), rich in polysaccharides, protect and moisturize hair. Black Pearl Protein is a natural marine protein and a symbol of timeless elegance. I’ve heard a ton of great things about conditioner and line.
A fairly new line I have fallen in love with, their deep conditioner is worth trying out. A deeply moisturizing conditioning treatment that helps restore stressed and damaged hair. It treats damaged hair, softens, revitalizes, and restores nutrients . Locks in moisture from the roots to the ends. The very rich, intensely nourishing formula, is light weight; allowing it to be worked through the thickest of curls. It’s formulated with a potent combination of keratin amino acids which strengthen hair, antioxidants green tea and ginseng, and hydrating jojoba and sweet almond oils, and a hydrating extract of black oats.
Which ones have you tried or which ones are you eager to give a chance? Share below!