Quick Answer: Does Protein Dry Out Your Hair?

Can too much protein dry out your hair?

Protein Overload: Protein overload is when the moisture/protein balance in your hair has pretty much come unbalanced.

With too much protein in your hair your hair feels coated/dry and brittle.

It is also more susceptible to shedding and breakage..

How do I know if my hair has protein overload?

Know the signs of Protein Buildup:Your hair snaps off more easily.Your hair feels straw-like and stiff.Your hair is unusually dry, lifeless, and brittle.No longer has natural shine/luster that it used to have.More tangles and strands that look “angry’

How can I hydrate my hair?

You can use products that have ingredients to hydrate and moisturise your hair. Avocado, coconut, olive and almond oils; aloe vera, shea butter and glycerine can help hydrate and moisturize your hair. Ensure your conditioners include some of these ingredients too in order to lock the water content in your hair.

Does my curly hair need protein or moisture?

If the strand snaps straight away, then you will need a moisturising deep conditioner. If the strand stretches really long before breaking off and then snaps, then you have too much moisture and you are in need of protein deep conditioner. Your hair may feel super super soft or have that mushy feeling.

What does protein do to curly hair?

It strengthens your curls from the outside helping to prevent breakage and moisture loss. Protein treatments, like CURLS’ Bamboo Protein Treatment, are conditioning treatments that bind fortifying proteins to the cuticle layer of your curls, making them healthier and stronger.

How can I balance the moisture protein in my hair?

If your hair has too much protein, take the following steps:Clarify your hair.Deep condition with heat once or twice a week (depending on the severity of your particular problem).Moisturize your hair daily, focusing on your ends.Avoid using products that provide excess protein to the hair (such as hair gels).

What is the best protein for curly hair?

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Does my hair need protein or moisture?

Take an inch of your hair and stretch it, if it doesn’t stretch or breaks, feels dry and rough, it is brittle/damaged and needs moisture treatment. If the hair stretches far and does not return and/or breaks, feels mushy, gummy or cotton candy-like, your hair needs protein.