January 12, 2012

Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment

It really is an awesome feeling knowing what your hair needs, when to apply what you’ve learned & especially what to use! A few months ago I rediscovered the importance of following up a good hair routine with a protein treatment that would leave hair more manageable, free of tangles and smooth. When the difference really is protein, it’s best to have a go to treatment in your arsenal to whip out once a month.

{{How to Determine if Your Natural Hair Needs Protein?}}

Last week was FRO’s time to get ‘repaired‘ and back on track! The winter weather here in NY has really been taking it’s toll on the weekly routine, and turning to a condish that is loaded with Jojoba Oils, Apricot Kernel Oil and Keratin Protein to help strengthen & leave hair soft was just what was needed.

Really not a huge fan of heavy duty protein treatments with over complicated steps (I’ll leave those to the professionals), but finding a treatment that doubles well as a moisturzing deep conditioner was an added bonus. I’ve used the Curl Junkie Repair Me! treatment a few times to gauge it’s reaction with FRO, & love the results.

Applied on freshly washed hair in sections, Repair Me! has serious slip to further the detangling process (a #winwin if you’re trying to retain length). Coming in a hefty 12oz bottle, I’ve managed to use very little to get the job done. The first attempt at this condish I underwent a steam treatment using the Huetiful Steamer and experienced much softer hair. Other tries were done using a heating cap where results were really no different in terms of texture. You really want to leave in hair for no less than 15 minutes to achieve maximum benefits, and again…no need to use a ton to get the job done!

Using a protein treatment (Keratin is Fro’s Fav!) once a month has made a huge difference in the overall health of FRO, making me a firm believer in incorporating a relative amount to the hair routine. For hair that is especially sensitive to protein, pay attention to where your protein of choice falls in the ingredient list. There are many products tho choose from that contain different amounts so do a bit of homework before diving in!

  • Rose

    Hey!
    Love your blog! How did you know your hair needed a protein treatment?

    • http://backtocurly.com Chai

      Hey Rose! After a hunch, I did some research & came across a few articles, including this one:
      http://www.ehow.com/how_5145658_determine-hair-needs-moisture-protein.html
      My hair had been experiencing these ‘symptoms’ for a while & because I was always scared of protein treatments I never thought anything of it. But, I really do think it’s about finding the right balance for your hair. I try not to over do it (just once a month) and the hair feels much better;)

  • Rose

    Oh okay.
    Thanks so much for the info!

  • http://gspotownit.blogspot.com gabby

    I loved this post! i definitely need to try this technique. your hair looks extremely healthy!!! i love it!

    • http://backtocurly.com Chai

      thanks, Gabby;))