The Best Protein Treatments for Curly Hair

For those with curly hair, finding the right balance to keep your curls hydrated and healthy can be a challenge. In order to have balanced curls, you need to figure out the right amount of protein your curls need. You can tell if your curls need more protein if the strands are dry, brittle, you have a lot of damage from chemicals or your curls are naturally prone to being porous.

Once you’ve identified whether or not your curls need some protein assistance, you’ll need to consider which types of protein you want to use. There are a few choices, such as soy, silk, collagen for improved elasticity, and wheat, which adds strength.

Keeping things light (for when curls need a little boost)

TRESemmé Split Remedy Conditioner : If you’re looking for a product that’s inexpensive and easy to find, you can pick up this conditioner right at your local drug store. This conditioner is great for curls that need just a little extra moisture and shine. The formula leaves curls easier to style.

Blended Beauty Curl Quenching Conditioner : Apply this conditioner after you’ve cleansed and allow it to sit for several minutes to get a boost of moisture and protein. This is a great conditioner to use every time you cleanse your curls, or when your curls need an extra boost throughout the week. Add more to problem areas to help you work through tangles.

Heavy duty (for rescue and repair):

Joico k-pack deep penetrating reconstructor : For curls that have been put through treatments and need a lot of help, this treatment is what they need. Your curls will be shiny, healthy and most importantly, manageable. Curlies who have used this notice immediate results.

My Honey Child Honey Hair Mask : If your curl’s cuticles are rough and your hair is frizzing, consider reaching for this soothing mask. It’s loaded with healthful ingredients such as raw honey and coconut milk, which work together to smooth distressed curls.

Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein Deep Moisturizing Treatment : This deep moisturizing treatment is full of everything you want and avoid everything you don’t want to put in your curls, such as silicones. It features an already calibrated pH balance and is great for all curl types!

Reconstruction (for when things are REALLY bad):

Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment : For curls that have been extremely damaged by heat, styling or chemical treatments, this repairing treatment is exactly what you need. It delivers the right amount of protein to help reconstruct damaged curls. If your curls feel brittle and weak, this is the product for you.

Deva Heaven In Hair Intense Moisture Treatment : DevaCurl is one of our most beloved products and it’s easy to see why. This thick and luxurious treatment helps manage dry, damaged curls with cupuacu seed butter, murumuru seed butter and cocoa seed butter. Best of all? It has no silicones, parabens or sulfates.