Protein hair treatment is a great step to improve the appearance of the hair, enhance its flow, and increase its softness. It also saves the time and effort spent on styling the hair and trying to make it straight. However, undergoing a protein treatment session does not mean that you can neglect your hair and dispense with your hair care routine, because that will lead to hair loss. Protein and loss of treatment results within a short period.
Hair care after protein:
- Use a suitable shampoo:
One of the most important steps in hair care after protein is choosing the appropriate shampoo and conditioner for the nature of the hair after protein treatment. Therefore, it is recommended to choose a nourishing shampoo that contains vitamins, proteins, and amino acids, as well as a shampoo that does not contain any caustic substances for the hair, such as sodium and chlorine, because they work to remove protein from the hair. These substances strip the hair of its natural oils.
-Do not use heat directly:
Avoid washing your hair or styling it with heat tools immediately after treatment. You must wait at least 3 days before washing hair treated with protein so as not to deprive your hair of the benefits of the treatment.
- Maintain a balanced diet:
Healthy food is one of the things that most affects the health of your hair, so when using protein to treat hair, pay close attention to your diet and be sure to eat vitamins, nutritional supplements, and healthy foods that maintain the strength of your hair and nourish it, especially foods rich in iron and calcium.
Following a diet that lacks the right nutrients causes hair loss. Also on the other hand, a balanced diet with the right nutrients can help promote hair growth and density.
– Sleeping on a silk pillow:
This type of soft and gentle pillow keeps the hair strands intact and will not cause them to tangle together while sleeping. In the morning, you will definitely wake up with your hair easy to style. Silk pillowcases also do not absorb hair care products.
Using a silk pillow enhances the shine of the hair by preserving the natural oils in the hair and gives you the result of extremely beautiful, perfect hair. It maintains hair moisture, unlike cotton covers, which may cause hair to dry out.
In addition to what was mentioned, the benefits of silk pillowcases are not limited to the hair, but also to the skin, because they contribute to softening the skin and preventing fine lines, as well as reducing the appearance of lines on the face in the morning.
-Do not tie your hair:
Leave your hair loose for the first two days after treatment and do not tie it. Keratin is usually elastic to begin with, so tying hair into a ponytail, bun or braid may leave behind unwanted marks.
After about three days, you can use soft hair ties to tie your hair, but do not tie it for long periods.
- Avoid using dye:
Hair care experts recommend dyeing your hair at least a week before treating it with protein, or waiting for two weeks, so do not try to dye your hair immediately after the protein, as happens in some beauty salons.
Also, if you want to dye your hair to hide gray hair, use a dye that is two shades darker than the color you want, because the protein may make the color of your hair strands lighter than natural. And be sure, my dear, to choose a dye that is free of ammonia, because it affects the protein and may cause your hair to dry out and split.
- When swimming in the sea or pool, cover your hair well because chlorine and salt are both harmful to your hair treated with protein and weaken it. You can protect your hair well before going into the water with a waterproof head bonnet or do not immerse your hair in water.
Only wash your hair once or twice a week:
This is to avoid tiring and damaging the hair. Avoid violent or excessive physical activity, and there is no harm in doing simple morning exercises for no more than 10 minutes, because excessive sweat will destroy the protein results and harm the hair.
The best hair care masks after protein:
After applying protein to the hair, it needs more attention in order for its benefits to remain for a longer period and to maintain its moisture and shine. This can be done by first applying the hair care routine after the protein, in addition to using masks, as they help maintain the health of your hair and reduce the negative effects of chemicals.
Lemon and eggs are among the best hair masks after protein:
Lemon has many benefits for the general health of the body. It is rich in vitamin C, calcium, folic acid, vitamin B5, vitamin B3, vitamin B1, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sugar and carbohydrates.
It also contains citric acid, which works to reduce inflammation in the scalp and re-form collagen, which is responsible for the health and strength of cells to restore their ability to work again.
As for eggs, they are one of the most beneficial foods for the body and hair, as they contain amino acids and protein, in addition to biotin, which quickly penetrates the hair and maintains hydration and shine.
Two eggs/or more depending on the length and density of your hair.
two big spoons of lemon juice.
How to prepare and apply the mask:
Take a medium-sized bowl and break the eggs.
Whisk it well and add lemon juice.
Repeat until the ingredients are well combined.
Apply the mixture to your hair and massage it well.
Make sure that the mask reaches the roots and ends of the hair.
Leave the mask on your hair for a full hour.
Wash your hair with the designated shampoo after keratin.
Repeat this mask once a week.
You will feel the shine and vitality of your hair immediately.
. Coconut oil and honey mask:
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is one of the fatty acids that works to protect hair from damage, preserve its proteins, and increase hair shine and strength. It also contains a high percentage of Vitamin E, which has very strong moisturizing properties that restore softness and shine to the hair.
Honey is one of the best ingredients that benefit hair. It moisturizes it, makes it smooth, reduces breakage, promotes growth, strengthens follicles, and reduces hair loss. It is also rich in antioxidant properties that prevent hair damage and preserve the scalp.
How to prepare and apply the mask:
Mix 2 to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, depending on the length and thickness of the hair, with a tablespoon of honey.
- Distribute the mixture on the hair and leave it for an hour after covering it with a nylon shower cap or cling film.
- Wash the hair with warm water and a special post-protein shampoo.
You can repeat this once a week.
Thus, you will have given your hair a high dose of hydration, nourishment, protection from various damage factors, and locking moisture inside it.
. Avocado and olive oil mask:
Olive oil contains fatty acids and vitamin E, which protects hair from loss.
It can also balance the protein and vitamins in the hair for more vitality and shine.
Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants that resist the action of free radicals and protect cells from aging and signs of aging that affect hair follicles and make them more susceptible to damage.
As for avocado, it is a rich source of many vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. It is also a source of protein, fiber, and folic acid.
They are all nourishing substances for the hair, and they also stimulate the hair growth process and prevent hair loss, which many people complain of after protein treatment.
How to prepare and apply the mask:
Mash an avocado in a bowl, and add two tablespoons of olive oil to it.
Apply the mixture to your hair, and cover it with a nylon hat.
Wash your hair after an hour with lukewarm water, then shampoo.
This mixture will give you soft, shiny and attractive locks.