Tuesday, July 21, 2015

protein layering (for even strength)

Posted by Yahya at 7:18 PM


Like my first legit infographic? Protein layering is a method, or rather a concept, still stapled to my hair regimen. It has helped my suffering ends with the transitioning from lye relaxers to Japanese straightening. Since sharing this idea, the method has been coined 'protein layering', but technically you don't have to layer protein product in your hair to do it. As shown in the illustration in the link above, I have mostly been doing it by protein deep conditioning my ends one week, then half my hair the next protein wash day, then my whole head the next protein wash day.  

Because all heads of hair has this natural protein hierarchy, protein layering is something everyone can benefit from. Relaxed and fighting a line of demarcation. Natural and afraid of doing full on protein treatments too often. Lye relaxed transitioning to Japanese straightening. Or just wanting even strength throughout your hair length. Protein Layering is also beneficial to individuals that have dry ends who find methods like baggying doesn't work. Such a case would mean that even with the added moisture, the ends have nothing to retain it because of the protein loss.

Below are links to other bloggers that do protein layering. Visit their posts to see examples of the different ways protein layering can be done.


Lesley from Fresh Lengths incorporates protein layering into her regimen by doing a protein deep conditioning solely to the bottom half of her hair between normal washes.

KLP from Saving Our Strands uses the concept of protein layering in her protein conditioning by applying a moisture conditioner only to her roots and then using a protein conditioner from the line of demarcation down.

Nadege from Relaxed Hair Health really follows the concept, applying a heavy protein conditioning mix to her ends and then leaving it in for about 15 mins. She then proceeds to dilute her mix and apply it to the rest of her hair.

Petra from Black Hair Information suggests a number of ways to incorporate protein layering into your regimen depending on what your hair needs.


Anything Hair Related! on July 22, 2015 at 10:39 PM said...

Great Post! I straighten my hair a lot and I've been thinking about incorporating protein more in my regimen to restore my weak areas in my hair

fancyflairlady on July 25, 2015 at 6:30 AM said...

Great post, Yahya! I've been applying Aphogee Green Tea and Keratin Reconstructor spray to the bottom half of my hair (before applying my typical moisturizing leave-ins). Hopefully this will help to limit my breakage. Thanks for the information on protein layering.

Hairlicious Inc. on July 26, 2015 at 7:27 AM said...

Interesting concept! Protein is so vital for chemically processed hair. I see the group challenge on Hairlista.com. Ladies will love this ;)

Yahya on July 27, 2015 at 9:09 AM said...

Thanks guys!! ^w^

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