More Hair-ducation!!!

27 Sep
Three views of one monomer of the protein trio...

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I’m getting back into watching/learning new natural hair information online and I came across this lovely youtube channel that I heard about from the Pi Nappa Kappa Conference Call (Hair-ducation), called, Journey to My Roots.

She’s funny, informative AND explains the actual science behind why things do what they do and how it may work or may not work on your hair. Check it out and you can borrow my notes below if you like!

-each strand of hair has pores and to get moisture you need to open the pores using warm water.
-open pores when you wash, get moisture in, then use cool water to close the pores.
-use some type of oil or butter to seal in the moisture.
proteins then sit on the hair:
*On healthy hair (pic of smooth strand):
pros: shine, strength, tamed/less frizz
cons: too much weighs hair down, gives build-up (white/flaky substance seen = using too much)
*On unhealthy hair (pic of jagged/knicked strand of hair):
jagged/knicked area of strand, proteins fill in those areas
pros: by filling in knicks makes hair stringer, shiny, tamed
cons: temporary fix; once washed hair still knicked/damaged etc; can cause build-up
-Need to know why you’re using the proteins & how often using protein treatments (Aphogee protein treatment)
-Common solutions instead of protein treatment : better care, technique, knowledge
  • Question: Are you saying you don’t do protein treatments or use products with protein in them? I know some people say that their hair is protein sensitive, which means they probably have healthy hair. What is the problem moisture protein balance for hair?

  • Answer: Most products include some level of protein and I’m fine with that. There’s not so much a determined ratio. Essentially, the more “knicked” your hair, the better off you will likely do with products that are heavy on protein. Think of it like a road with potholes. The amount of “filler”/protein that road needs will vary based on the # of potholes on your specific street. Hope that makes sense. Tks chica!
  • Another Answer: Yep. A LOT of newly naturals (and relaxed gals too) have the same problem. That’s why I made my video “The ABCs of Hair Speak”. Check it out. It’s long but it covers 30+ topics that will help you to navigate the world of health care products. Trust me, it’s well worth the watch. And again, thanks so much for checking out the Proteins 101 series. Feel free to shoot me ideas for other topics you’d like to see. I aim to please!
Hope you learned something useful! Be sure to subscribe to her page!

 

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