How to tell if your hair is protein sensitive

Is your hair protein sensitive

Many ladies think that they are protein sensitive. Are they denying their hair the necessary strength it needs to retain growth?

Protein sensitivity is a sometimes controversial but always a hot topic in hair care. Simply put, protein sensitivity is when hair will overreact in the presence of protein making it dry and brittle and more prone to breakage. On the other hand, in the presence of constant protein, ALL hair will behave this way, so how can you tell if you are actually protein sensitive or if you’ve simply been using too much protein conditioner?


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About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Which ingredients should be used in making a non-protein moisturizing homemade DC ?

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For a moisturizing one I would suggest something oily like egg yolks (no whites) and avocado with a dash of coconut milk to loosen the mixture to a shampoo like consistency. There's very little that is completely protein free (as proteins are the building blocks of life!) but these 3 ingredients have low protein and more oil which will hold in the moisture from the water making it a moisturizing conditioner. 😉

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Glodie Ellis
Glodie Ellis

This topic helped me with a non hair related issue.
I’ve always had long strong nails; but recently they have become brittle, dry and keep breaking. At first I thought it was because I’ve stopped drinking as much water, however just reading this jogged my memory that I used a nail hardener a couple of times this month.

Thanks so much I now know the cause of my nail breakage, at the same time got a head’s up to being protein sensitive.

TRUDZ
TRUDZ

I USE A PROTEIN SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER WITH EVERY WASH BUT MY HAIR IS STILL BREAKING AND SPLIT END. IF PROTEIN IS SUPPOSED TO STOP BREAKAGE WHY IS MY SO DAMAGED?

Danielle Andrews
Danielle Andrews

I have a problem with my hair shedding since I started taking birth control pills. It started breaking off to the point where I did a big chop. I switched to a lower dose. That didn’t work, now I replaced it with another birth control: IUD. I’ve been using this since May’s 2014. My hair looks so thin. I started taking hair vitamins, is there anything else I should be doing to help my hair from excessive shedding?

Krisie
Krisie

Hi, I just found your blog and I think it’s great! Thank for all the helpful info. For years my usual hair regime consists of washing my hair once a week using Phyto products. Then blow drying and flat ironing, from there I wrap or pin curl for the rest of the week without using any heat. My hair was healthy, excluding annoying split ends. For about seven weeks I put straight coconut oil on my hair everyday before I wrapped it but the split ends seemed to get worse. After a coconut hot oil treatment I noticed my hair had become completely damaged. It’s split not just on the ends, but in random places up the shaft. I’ve read that coconut oil is a protein. My nails are the strongest and hardest of anyone I’ve ever know. Does this sound like protein sensitivity? Thanks.

GAYLLE
GAYLLE

Alma, I have deduced that I have protein sensitive natural hair, based on the various research that I have done and my hair is dry and brittle. My question is::how do I moisturize my hair to aid to the repair and encourage growth again, or what can I use as a daily leave in for moisture? I have sisterlocks also