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DIY Make Your Own Protein Conditioner

Wednesday, November 4, 2009



 Do You Need a Protein Treatment?

Here is how to figure out if you do need a protein treatment. *

Get  wet hair. Pull on it steady and slow.
If the hair stretches, but shrinks when you let go: your hair has enough protein
If the hair stretches a lot, and does not shrink back, it lacks protein.
If it breaks, it needs moisture.
If it seems to stretch and break, then try both protein and moisture treatments.  

What Are Some Good Sources of Protein

     Here is a list of items which are a wonderful source of protein.


Be sure to follow up with a moisturizing treatment afterwards because protein treatments make the hair kind of  stiff. The latter is something I testify to.

     Remember, it is indeed very possible to overdose on protein and it is essential that you wash out the product well.

     Below are some high protein everyday items; I’ve entered in protein contents wherever possible.

  1. Egg, large – 6 grams protein
  2. Egg yolk
  3. Eadible Mayonnaise
  4. Avocado (preferably over ripe)
  5. Yogurt, 1 cup – usually 8-12 grams, check label (organic/natural is the best way to go)
  6. Milk, 1 cup – 8 grams
  7. Soy milk, 1 cup – 6 -10 grams
  8. Wheat germ oil/ Wheat germ
  9. Peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons – 8 grams protein
  10. *(Editor) Okra see here

How To Use It?


     My primary way of mixing concoctions (because I live in dorms) is to just mix it with a spoon or fork. Yes, primitive but it gets the job done.  Otherwise I would use a blender for some items (like that oatmeal 🙂 ) in order to get them nicely mixed and very finely ground. Unfortunately, some products like peanut butter are simply  best mixed by hand.

Be sure to update me on any concoctions you come up with :).

❤ Kinjee


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ebbie permalink
    Friday, April 10, 2015 3:42 PM

    Like ur recipe – just made mine today with a mixture of gelatin – mayo – oatmeal – a little milk – coconut oil – a dash of clay and honey – got really good results considering my hair is a mix between relaxed hair I am growing out. somewhat texturised hair and my natural hair. Softened and defined the hair. Not glossy but definitely much stronger


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