I’ve rotated between Henna* and several other commercial protein treatment packs in the past and have had great results so it is hard for me not to recommend them whenever someone is asking for protein product suggestions especially in a pinch.
With that said here are 2 beneficial commercial protein treatment packs you can pick up and use on your hair in a pinch.
Used on a regular basis, or as needed, I consider this to be a mild protein treatment for my hair. It strengthens and repairs dry, brittle, lifeless hair. Some of the ingredients are Water, Acetamide MEA, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna*) Flower/Fruit Leaf Extract, Ceteareth-20, Placental Protein, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol.
In the past, this treatment had always helped to maintain the protein-moisture balance in my hair, and with regular use in the past; it was a ferocious ally against dry, brittle hair.
Personally I have never had to follow it up with a moisturizing deep conditioning* treatment unless I have neglected my hair for awhile.
This is an intensive conditioning protein treatment that strengthens, softens, and promotes shine. This can be considered heavy artillery for extremely damaged hair. I’ve been using this on my daughter’s waist length hair and it works miracles.
I use this on her hair monthly to strengthen and maintain her tresses. I’ve even used this several times for myself and found I never needed to follow up with a moisture based conditioner, as there is no need.
Ingredients are Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Steapyrium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Fragrance, D&C Green #5, FD&C Yellow 5, DMDM Hydantoin.
There are a few more on the market that you can try, at the end of the day you have to do what works for you even when in a bind.
What protein packs do you like to use?