Homemade Protein Treatments for Dry and/or Damaged Hair

A lovely head of healthy, shining hair adds noticeably to your overall beauty and confidence. There are countless expensive conditioning treatments and services you can buy from your salon. Many of those are extremely effective, but can be cost prohibitive every few weeks or so.

The best way to strengthen and protect your hair is with a protein treatment. Human hair consists of protein and when you have stressed your hair environmentally, a protein treatment is a fabulous method of adding needed moisture. Stretch out your salon budget by trying some of the following home-made protein treatments at home.

For each of the following recipes, protect your clothing with a towel over your shoulders and after applying the mask, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the mask on for 30-45 minutes.

Egg and Almond Oil: One of natures’ complete proteins, eggs are one of the best ingredients in any hair mask. Eggs also contain healthy fats which add moisture to your hair. Almond oil is extremely high in vitamin E as well as fatty acids and protein. You will see a noticeable improvement in shine and a healthier scalp due to the almond oil. This mask will be drippy and oily, so protect your clothing when applying. Use 1-2 eggs, depending on how long your hair is, add 2 teaspoons of the almond oil and blend well. Massage it into your scalp and use a comb to distribute the oil through the ends of your hair.

Mayonnaise and Avocado Mask: The egg in real mayonnaise provides the protein and the avocado adds moisture. Together, they are one of the best home remedies for dry, damaged hair. For best results, use a fully ripened avocado. Blend it to a smooth puree, and add two tablespoons of mayonnaise, continuing to blend together completely, and apply to your hair.

Banana, Honey, and Coconut Oil: Bananas will keep your hair well hydrated and tame the frizzies. High in vitamins A, B, and C as well as the natural coconut oil will add shine to your hair. Honey is a natural emollient which stimulates hair growth as well as seals in moisture. Blend well in a blender: 1-2 ripe bananas, 2 tablespoons of raw honey (not heat pasteurized), and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Massage well into your scalp and distribute to the ends of your hair.

We would love to hear your results and any home recipes that are your favorites!

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