Sunday, January 6, 2013
Reset Regimen for Overproteinized Relaxed Hair
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and some natural hair care lines can overproteinized relaxed hair depending upon the texture of the hair and the porosity of the hair. So before you rip your hair out with a wide tooth comb, I have found another regimen to try:
1) Clarify the hair with a shampoo like "Malibu un-do-goo."
2) Use a low pH conditioner to detangle the hair. Example: Joico K-Pak Cuticle Sealer (pH of 2.5 to 3.5)
3) Recondition with a liquid based moisture conditioner to avoid adding more protein. Example: Mizani Butter Blend MicroFusion penetrating conditioning Spray.
4) Seal the hair with a Smoothing conditioner such as Rusk Sensories Pure Color Conditioner.
Make sure that you rinse the hair thoroughly after each step. Upon completion of these four steps, the hair should be very manageable without any leave-in conditioners and ready for roller set or other wet styling.
If the hair is hard and brittle from calcium deposits, please see my article on the "detox regimen."