What would happen if I don't deep condition my hair at all? And are protein treatment necessary? —by Anonymous
Hey!:-) Deep conditioning your hair is necessary for maintaining healthy strands and improving the hair’s elasticity. If you do not deep condition regularly or at all, then your hair will be more susceptible to breakage and be lack luster in appearance.
Our hair also thrives on moisture. Deep conditioning your hair regularly helps with that tremendously, because you are allowing the hair’s cuticles to raise up and thus allowing your oils, conditioners, etc to penetrate through the strands to allow that moisture and also the wonderful nutrients in! Plus, deep conditioning is so therapeutic! Lol, treat your hair to them :-)
Also, protein treatments aren’t necessary per say, in that you do not have to use them if you do not need them. “Need” is the key word, because different heads of hair need more or need less protein than others. For me, using protein is on an as-needed basis. Because my strands are naturally coarse (similar in appearance to black thread), I don’t use protein that often because then it results in protein overload (hair that feels stiff and hard). However, I use protein only if my hair feels or looks to dull and I need an extra boost in strength because of how much I rely on moisturising conditioners that will eventually leave my hair feeling too “gummy” in the long run. Thus, I will add Greek yogurt to the deep conditoning mix about once and 2-3 months. For others, especially those with fine hair (ie translucent strands of hair) or may have hair that is damaged, than protein would be more beneficial and should be used much more often to help strengthen the hair follicles. This is because fine hair and damaged hair are are most likely susceptible to breakage.
When using protein, you use it at your own discretion. Once again, it’s also about balance and learning what your hair needs with time.
For a great, informative article on using protein, please click here! I promise you that it’s very helpful :-)