Protein Conditioner Versus A Moisturizing Conditioner
There are lots of different conditioning treatments out there. However, your curls will need different treatments for different symptoms. In this post we'll discuss protein conditioners and moisturizing conditioners, what each product does, and how you can know what you need for your curls. Learn more about these treatments here as well.
What's a protein conditioner?
A protein conditioner works as a reconstructor. This means the proteins in the treatment target weak areas on your curls' strands to strengthen. These treatments harden up the cuticle, which creates a protective layer around the cortex of the curl. You can buy these protein treatments as paks or light protein treatments.
Why should I use a protein conditioner?
- Works to strengthen dry, brittle curls
- Treats curls damaged by styling, heat, or chemical treatments
- Helps mend split ends between trims
When should I use a protein treatment?
Protein treatments should be used sparingly, because you don't want to over treat your curls. However, a protein treatment is needed if your curls are prone to excessive breakage, and stretching longer than normal when wet.
What's a moisturizing conditioner?
These products can be purchased as masks, deep conditioning treatments, and rinse out conditioners. These treatments are highly moisturizing, therefore making them a great choice for detangling, managing frizz, and restoring moisture.
Why should I use a moisturizing conditioner?
- Restores softness and shine to curls
- Minimizes frizz and makes strands manageable
- Helps bring back elasticity, bounce, and shine
When should I use a moisturizing treatment?
First of all, if your curls feel brittle, or hard, it's time to pick up a moisturizing conditioner. Additionally, check your curls for easy breakage, and lack of stretch or elasticity as a sign extra moisture is needed.
What kind of moisturizing and protein products are your favorites? Let us know and read more about deep conditioners here.