How Protein Softens Hair Infographic

How protein softens your hair Infographic

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Whether you have curls, kinks or relaxed hair you will know just how vital moisture is in your regimen. Protein is just as important and can actually make your hair softer.

Hair Facts

• Protein makes up approximately 88% of hair.

• Protein deprived hair can often feel dry and brittle.

• The small amount of moisture in your hair is the main difference between your hair and your nails!

How Protein Helps

New hair grows and is structurally sound with cuticles intact.

Through combing, styling or excessive heat usage, the hair fiber gets damaged and loses strength.

Even with frequent washes, moisture is lost from the hair very quickly and the strand is likely to break.

Oils slow down the evaporation but moisture is still lost and the hair is left feeling weak.

Treating with a protein conditioner improves the structure of the hair and less moisture is lost leaving hair feeling softer.

Top Sources Of Topically Applied Hair Protein

• Protein Conditioners

• Protein Treatments

• Eggs, Yogurt, Gelatine etc


Severe structural hair damage cannot be rectified by protein conditioners and treatments. They only work for minor damage.



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About Alma

Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I started 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 bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.

  • Toy Washington

    I add a egg in my conditioner,and it makes a big diff.

    • Lettisha Samaroo

      me too one egg mkes all d diff n some honey