Protein treatments are also referred to as reconstructors, protein based deep conditioners and always labelled as strengthening and repairing deep conditioners.
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Our hair made of 80% protein called keratin and due to daily manipulation, heat, physical damage and chemical processes break the protein bonds thus you need protein treatments to reconstruct the bonds for strong and healthy hair.
Which deep conditioner qualifies as a protein treatments; Most are labelled as repairing and strengthening masks & the ingredients to look for are hydrolyzed proteins like soy protein, wheat protein, rice protein, keratin, silk etc. How often you use a protein treatment depends on the state hair(weak, damaged, healthy) and how often you manipulate and use heat.
Table of Contents
- Why you shouldn’t skip deep conditioning.
- Protein overload/ too much protein is a thing.
- Detailed post on protein.
Top 12 protein treatments.
Dr. Miracle’s Strong & Healthy Hydrating & Strengthening Deep Conditioner.
Product Promise, “Hydrating Strengthening Masque treatment, enriched with Rice Protein, Babassu Oil and Coconut Oil provides intense reparative moisture to dry or damaged hair for 3x less breakage.”
Aphogee Two-step Treatment Protein for Damaged Hair.
Product Promise, ‘APHOGEE Two step protein treatment is a serious treatment for seriously damaged hair. It rebuilds broken damaged hair. Rebuilds hair structure within six weeks. Ideal for Permed, tinted or relaxed hair. Stops hair breakage.”
CURLS Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask.
Product Promise, “Guaranteed to prevent breakage, repair damage and enhance growth. Soften, detangle, moisturize, condition and hydrate your curls while repairing damage, protecting against breaking, and encouraging hair growth.
ORS HAIRestore Hair Mayonnaise
Product Promise, “Deep conditioning, protein-rich treatment intensely moisturizes and helps strengthen damaged, weak and over-processed hair with a combination of hair-nourishing herbs, Olive Oil, Egg Protein and Wheat Germ Oil.”
tgin Miracle RepaiRx Curl Protein Reconstructor
Product Promise, “Deep Conditions – Honey and olive oil deeply penetrate into hair shafts to provide optimal moisture. Lack luster, dry and damaged hair is restored in minutes. The conditioner can be left on the hair for 35 minutes to an hour and your hair will thank you!”
Marc Anthony Deep Conditioning Hair Mask for Dry & Damaged Hair
Product Promise, “Grow Long Restoring Anti-Breakage Mask: Infused with Caffeine, Ginseng, and Hydrolyzed Keratin, this deep conditioning Hair Mask from Marc Anthony smooths the cuticles of your hair and promotes strength and softness. This formula will revive the elasticity of your hair and reinforce strength from the inside out.”
ApHogee Intensive 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor
Product Promise, “APHOGEE Two step protein treatment is a serious treatment for seriously damaged hair. It rebuilds broken damaged hair. Rebuilds hair structure within six weeks. Ideal for Permed, tinted or relaxed hair. Stops hair breakage.”
Nutress Hair One-Step Protein Treatment for Damaged Hair
Product Promise, “NUTRESS HAIR MOISTURIZING ONE STEP PROTEIN PACK for a deep conditioning hair treatment with protein to fix hair breakage and moisturize dry, damaged hair. Nutreess moiturizing protien hair pack treatment strengthens, softens and promotes scalp health.”
Fortifying Protein Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner with Argan Oil and Macadamia Oil By Arvazallia.
Product Promise, “Arvazallia Fortifying Protein Hair Mask with Argan Oil and Macadamia Oil is a professional protein enriched deep conditioning treatment that is specially formulated to strengthen, repair, and add volume to damaged, brittle, dry, or thinning hair while also helping to prevent hair breakage and repairing split ends.”
Sunny Isle Jamaican Castor Oil Intensive Repair Masque.
Product Promise, “This deep-penetrating treatment is a potent blend of natural ingredients, infused with Jamaican Black Castor Oil to hydrate and nourish your scalp, leaving your hair softer, healthier and stronger.”
Vitamins Keratin Hair Mask Deep Conditioner
Product Promise, “INTENSIVE DEEP CONDITIONING REPAIR FOR DAMAGED HAIR – Nourishing Therapy Solution Restores & Hydrates Color Treated Dry Hair to Health. Best Intense Healing Recovery Nutrition for Extremely Brittle Hair.”
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask for Dry, Damaged or Color Treated Hair
Product Promise, “Clinically proven to decrease hair breakage after two uses. This hair mask is clinically proven to boost hair strength, shine, and silkiness and improve the long-term health of damaged hair.”
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Protein Power Treatment.
Product Promise, “Yogurt is a highly effective moisturizer for hair damaged by chemicals or over-processing. Moisturized hair will look and feel stronger, smoother, healthy, and repaired.”