Protein Treatment: Before or After Relaxer?

Last Updated on May 21, 2020 by Janie Wilson

We always want to see our hair shinier, smoother, and less frizzy. Human hair consists of durable, fibrous proteins like keratin that makes your hair stronger. If your hair lacks protein, like our body, it will begin to revolt and it will become weak. That is why it requires protein to remain healthy. If it looks frizzy, dry, and brittle, it could be a sign that it needs a protein treatment. To have healthy hair and keeping it in the best condition possible, protein treatment is the answer!

A protein treatment is ideal for those who are trying to dye, lighten, or chemically texturize their hair, like before getting your hair relaxed. It nourishes hair strands by adding hydrolyzed proteins to the hair cuticle and hardening the cuticle layer. By getting protein treatment before treating your hair, you are helping to improve the foundation of your hair. Thus, you are making it for a better color canvas.

Be cautious from the ingredients that might add so much protein to your strands. This occurs when protein-based products are often used. Also, when protein is over-deposited to the scalp. Be sure you have the right amount of treatment that suits your needs. Hence, follow the directions carefully.

Below are my top 5 favorite protein treatments available on the market right now.

1. Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask by Arvazallia

You’re going to be in love with your hair again of how smooth, silky, and simple to handle it is. If you have dry or damaged hair, Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask is the best in revitalizing your hair. It makes your hair lovely, smooth, shinier, and easier to manage. This 5 Minute Hydration Repair treatment is going to help you enjoy the way your hair looks.

2. Dr. Schedu Hair Protein Treatment 

Dr. Schedu Hair Protein TreatmentDr. Schedu hair protein treatment is the best in rediscovering the natural look of your hair. Its formulation is well established on the latest findings in cosmetic science. It’s specially designed to help restore and enhance your natural hair. It has a combination of soothing nutrients in its herbal ingredients. Also, with a variety of vitamins to restore your damaged strands. Dr. Schedu helps regain the shine and volume of your hair. Thus, will help to heal and secure your hair from further damage and split ends. Dr. Schedu’s hair mask is appropriate for every type of hair. Its innovative approach won’t strip away previous salon procedures or spoil your Brazilian blowout. This treatment won’t strip off pigment and you can use that on dye-treated hair!

3. Shea Moisture’s Protein Treatment

Shea Moisture’s Protein Treatment comes with moisturizing shea butter and coconut oil, and manuka honey. It also has protein-infused yogurt powder that helps restore your fragile hair. Deep conditioning oils such as Baobab Oil and Mafura Oil are producing a fuss-free strengthening cream to strengthen and revitalize over-processed hair strands. Restore, fix, and maintain soft to medium waves or curls with daily usage of this treatment. It also works great on wig hair. Use it for deep conditioning of your wig overnight for an easy-to-wear hairstyle.

4. Eufora Nourish Fortifi Keratin Repair

Eufora Nourish Fortifi Keratin Repair is a protein-rich repair treatment. It improves the power and elasticity of the hair while the porosity of the hair decreases throughout the evening. The weightless solution brings life back to damaged hair.

5. Aphogee Serious Hair Care Double Bundle

Curly Abi, founder of the Healthy Natural Hair Products & Natural Oils for Hair and Health used and recommended this product. She said, “This is a high-quality product with magnesium and modified proteins. It is ideal for damaged hair caused by relaxers and other texturizers, bleached chemicals, and over moisturized hair. You can also use this to repair damage from flat irons and blow dryers”. If you use a lot of chemicals to color or heat your hair, then Aphogee Serious Hair Care Double Bundle should be in your rotation somewhere, she added.

Janie Wilson
Janie Wilson

Janie Wilson, a former fashion model and photographer, dedicated beauty expert and prolific writer on all topics related to fashion, beauty, hair and skin care. I started this website a few years ago when I felt that I have had enough of a hectic lifestyle and need to settle down. Presently, I live with my loving-and-caring husband in New York, but I travel around the world pretty often to derive inspiration for my fashion blog. Yes, let me admit that I am fairly obsessed with anything related to fashion and style. All things from fashion to grooming are things I study all the time whenever I get an opportunity, and my biggest joy in life is to help men and women look their best!