Protein Infusion | the pre-straightening formula

What you will need:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 large egg  
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. oil of your choice 
  • mixing bowl

The Benefits:

Avocado  - Adds luster and shine. It acts as a moisturizer for dry and damaged hair, while rejuvenating and moisturizing the scalp. It also aids in the prevention of hair loss while promoting hair growth. Avocado oil contains vitamins A, C, D, E, K and B6, as well as magnesium, folic acid, amino acids, copper, fiber and iron. Vitamins B, which is essential for hair growth, and E, work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen. 

Egg - Raw eggs contain a high concentration of essential proteins and nutrients. It aids in strengthening the hair strand as it fuses protein into the hair. It smooths follicles while making the hair more resistant to breakage. It also adds volume, shine and texture. Eggs contain vitamins A, B, D, and E. 

Honey - Helps the hair retain moisture while softening and smoothing. As honey is a humectant, it prevents loss of moisture from the scalp with its high sugar content. This in turn prevents hair fall and strengthens the follicle. It adds sheen and shine to dull dried out strands. 

Oil of your choice - Preferably olive, coconut, or jojoba oil depending on the condition of your hair and what your hair needs. I used an oil elixir I created out of grape seed oil, almond oil,  argon oil, vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, and carrot and aloe oil. You don't have to use the oils I used, I just like the properties of each oil I mixed together. 


The Vitamins

Vitamin A - helps with hair loss and dandruff prevention by keeping the scalp moisturized. 

Vitamin B - provides  oxygen supply to the hair and improves circulation.   

Vitamin D - helps with hair loss and promotes hair growth. Improves texture, making it smooth and manageable. 

Vitamin E - promotes hair growth and protects against environmental factors. Nourishes hair from inside out. 


What to do:  

Step 1

Mash 1/2 avocado in the mixing bowl. You may use a blender to smooth the avocado paste. Crack open the egg and add entire content to the avocado paste. Mix well. Add 2 tbsp. of honey and 1 tbsp. of the oil of your choice. Mix well.

Step 2

Apply to damp hair. You can use a spray bottle to mist the hair or rinse it. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and a bonnet. Set overnight.

Step 3

In the morning, rinse hair with cool water, as hot water may cook the egg. Shampoo hair with a moisturizing shampoo, possibly one designed with naturalistas in mind. Condition the hair, apply a spray heat protectant like TREsemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection and Shine Spray. Straighten with a good flat iron at a temperature less than 250 degrees. 

 

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     This pre-straightening formula allows the protein to strengthen weakened areas in the hair shaft, making it more resistant to heat damage. Heat damage is described as the reduction in the protein content of your hair because of a chemical imbalance induced by temperatures above 200 degrees. Exposing the hair to high temperatures, without applying a heat protectant, may cause permanent damage. Heat breaks your hair's cuticle and draws out moisture, leaving your hair dry, rough and brittle. The pre-straightening formula helps to counteract these effects. It may also be used as a post-straightening formula, as well as a regular protein treatment. Repeat the steps above before shampooing and to damp, straightened hair.

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I hope this works for you! Let me know how you've enjoyed your hair after using this formula!

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