Wash Day with New Protein Treatment..An Egg!

Monday, August 25, 2008

This past weekend I noticed a couple broken hairs while finger combing my hair. It wasn't many broken hairs but enough to make me realize that I'm in need of a stronger protein treatment. Plus, I relaxed approx. 1 wk ago, so its time for a protein treatment. I usually use Aphogee 2 min 1x a month. After doing more research on it, a protein treatment should be left on the hair for 15-20mins in length as opposed to 2 mins. Plus when I used ApHogee, my breakage wouldn't stop completely...there were still a couple broken hairs after the treatment. I didn't want to use this again.

With that being said, I remembered Traycee's protein treatment where she uses an egg, a cheap conditioner, leaves it on for 15 minutes. I was attracted to that since it seemed so simple and easy. With my mix, I used 1 egg, Aussie Moist conditioner (put enough to cover the entire egg in the bowl) and 3 tsp of EVOO.

<--Before After-->

This mix can be runny so be careful while applying. I left it on for 15 mins with a plastic cap (no heat), rinsed and followed up with my DPR/AtOne Mix for 30mins w/ heat (lovess it).

As my hair was air drying it felt sooooooo soft, noticeably thicker, very poofy and I had more waves in my hair than normal. Once my hair was dry, I moisturized and sealed, no broken hairs in my hand, nothing!! My hair felt much stronger and was retaining moisture evern better than before. I was so happy. After that I styled my hair & went out. I will be doing this treatment 1-2x/month now.


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  1. Ooh, your hair turned out so beautiful!
    Come over to the light side, girl.. forget commercial conditioners..you're living proof that an egg is a sufficient for a protein treatment.
    I've been using egg, conditioner and EVOO for a while now and the results are always gorgeous

  2. good job....glad the treatment worked out 4 u...i 2 have been wanting 2 try that biolage conditioning balm...but i shall wait 4 ur review cuz ive bought enuff crap 2 last me a dam lifetime...

  3. Do you know if there is such a thing as too much protein? I recently transitioned to a natural and my hair is really long and I condition with Aveda reconstructor just for strength.

    My hair seemed to be falling out (but I think its becasue I dont comb every day like I used to with a relaxer so what I am seeing is normal hair loss)

    Well I used the egg, mayo, olive oil mixture. I washed out my hair and it felt hard!! So I had to put my regular conditioner in afterwards...Which made my hair soft again.
    Is there such thing as too much protien?

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  4. Your hair air-dried very nicely! How long did it take?

  5. wow! you've made a load of progress! your hair grows so fast! it looks marvelous! keep up the great work!

  6. @ Carmisha - Thanks hun
    @ Nykol - Girl you should have told me about this sooner..still no broken hairs and its Friday! I love it
    @ 2 BOSSAY - I will do that review for you, no problem =]
    @ Cocodiva - Yes there is a thing called "protein overload". Its best to use a protein conditioner when needed (like if your hair feels very mushy, limp or your experiencing breakage). Its a good thing you followed up with a moisturizing conditioner after the protein. Its necessary! Thanks for the link, I'll check it out =]

    @ Ms.S - thanks hun, it took about 3 hrs to dry completely.

    @ Tiff & Margarida - thanks ladies!! Im so grateful :-)

  7. How did you style your hair after airdrying? Like did you use any heat at all? It looks really good:) I like the puffiness and thickness:) I've started using eggs(thanks to traycee and the egg challenge on LHCF-thanks irresistible)and so far I like it. Keep up the good work:)

  8. Thanks Quenquen! Normally after a wash I just air dry and then bun. On this particular day I used heat in the front for the curl.

    Keep in touch

  9. what does DPR/ATONE mean

    thank you!

  10. Hi Ladies,

    I am very excited about trying this treatment today. Thanks so much for the tip. I like the idea of leaving the protein treatment on more than a couple minutes without it getting rock hard. I will re-post and put my .02 in about how it turns out.

  11. If my hair is severly breaking (Probably from lack of protein) should I use this egg treatment every week? Or is it too much.

  12. Did you use just the yolk of the egg or including the whites?