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Proteins in Natural Hair Products- Why You Should Care

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

by Tonya Mckay “Many consumers have also found that using a very moisturizing conditioner paired with a protein product in their routine gives added benefit, probably due to the protein acting to seal in the extra moisture.” Proteins are found in virtually every living system. They are the enzymes that are the driving force for our biological processes. They are…

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Revisiting the Idea of Protein Overload

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lecoil Hair Liberty’s Nicole Harmon, our Resident Curl Chemist, is answering your most urgent hair questions. Check it out below!  Q: I’m interested in your comments on “protein overload.” My hair seems to have a hard time absorbing moisture, staying moisturized; products evaporate quickly, hair dries very quickly after getting wet, conditioner seems to just sit on top instead of…

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Protein Treatments for Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 34 Comments

 via For the Fabulous and Frugal Tiffany writes:   “I want to do a really good protein treatment, but I’ll be honest, I’m not a “naturalista natural”, meaning the DIY mixes aren’t really for me. Does anyone have any brands they can recommend?” Jamila responds: The Science of Black Hair explains, “Protein is what gives the hair its strength and structure….

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How Do I Know if I’m Protein Sensitive?

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

source Hair Liberty’s Nicole Hollis, our Resident Curl Chemist, is answering your most urgent hair questions. Got one for her? Email me at using “Hair Liberty” in the subject line and she may answer your question right here on the blog. Q: How do I know if I’m protein sensitive? A: Adding protein to your hair is one of…

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So Fine Natural Hair- Part 8

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Footloose and Protein Free by Cassidy of As promised in the last segment of So Fine, I wanted to present to you a round up of protein free conditioners for those of you who have protein sensitivities due to higher porosity strands. When you’re shopping for a protein-free conditioner, you must read the label closely because often times proteins…

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So Fine: Natural Hair Part 5

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So FINE: Protein. How a Good Thing Can Be Too Much by Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog For some of us with fine hair, protein-packed deep conditioners can work MIRACLES. If you’re like me, protein conditioners clump our coils together, strengthen our strands, and give weight to our otherwise lightweight hair. However, for others, protein can wreak havoc on their…

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The Curl Whisperer on Protein Treatments

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

For porous or damaged hair, protein treatments are often prescribed. But sometimes there is some confusion about the different types and forms of protein. There is keratin, eggs, silk protein, re-constructors, etc. Some products are called “light” protein treatments, while others are labeled “intensive.” Just what is the difference in terms of the effect on the hair? And how do…

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