Lifeless Curls: My DIY Fix
Happy Friday Coconuts! We hope everyone is having a fantastic Holiday season! As you may have noticed, we have concluded our Favorite Ingredient Friday series. With a new year approaching, Brown & Coconut is saying: “Out with the old and in with the new!” We will no longer limit our fantastic recipes to just Friday’s, and we will continue to bring you interesting, helpful, and relevant content throughout the week. Great, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about CURLS, lifeless curls that is…
My DIY Fix for Lifeless Curls
I recently noticed my curls were becoming limp and lifeless. What gives??, I thought. After doing a little research. I found that in my case, I needed a little more protein, both internally and externally. As you know, hair is made of protein. So, in order to have the necessary building blocks for your hair to grow healthy and strong, you need to consume enough protein everyday, AT LEAST ½ gram for every pound of your body weight.
I also decided to try an egg-mask. I’ve heard great things about using egg in your hair, but have never tried it.
After washing with a clarifying shampoo, I headed to the kitchen to mix 1 egg (for protein) with ¼ to ½ cup of honey (for moisture). I let the mask sit for 20-30 minutes, then rinsed my hair thoroughly and conditioned normally. I won’t lie, my hair had an odd oder afterward, not bad, just weird, so I would recommend using this treatment on a day you are not going anywhere, or use styling products with a strong fragrance.
The results? My curls were alive again!
If your curls are lookin’ a little limp, then perhaps try a protein treatment. Use a clarifying shampoo or rinse with ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) beforehand to get rid of any build-up on your hair. Then try this egg-protein mask, or your favorite protein conditioner and watch your curls come to life!
My top 3 Favorite Protein Treatments:
- Egg & Honey Mask
- Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk Extreme Protein Hair Infusion
- Jane Carter’s Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
What’s your favorite remedy for lifeless curls?