ESSENCE.com Straight Talk: On The Benefits of Moisture and Protein
Monday, May 19, 2014
Having relaxed hair requires a balance of moisture and protein synergistically working together to prevent breakage and minimize shedding.
Because the bonds in my hair have been altered, making them weaker and susceptible to damage, protein aids in restoring it back to it’s normal state. At the same time, my hair also requires moisture to encourage elasticity and hydration.
Through research and trial and error, I’ve mastered a cocktail of ingredients that work for me. I even read product labels and understand that protein products have elements that consist of hydrolyzed proteins, amino acids and silk. Moisturizing products include fatty alcohols, panthenol, behentrimonium methosulfate, stearalkonium chloride aid that help hydrate my hair and increase elasticity...