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DIY Aryuvedic Protein Treatment

I know we’ve all heard of protein treatments in the form of yogurt, eggs, mayonnaise, pureed avocados and bananas. But some naturals don’t always like the idea of allowing breakfast to settle onto their hair and scalp.

That’s why I decided to come up with a protein treatment sans the loss of groceries.

The one thing I never liked about using food stuffs as protein treatments is that you can only use them once.

For example, smashed up avocados go bad really quick, even when refrigerated. And there is nothing cute about inhaling rotten eggs!

So, utilizing liquid protein in a  deep conditioner may be a great way to get a protein treatment without the use of food.

You will need a few of items to get a protein treatment. The items I used were:

  • Organic shea butter (as my base, overall good conditioner and sealant)
  • A carrier oil (I used coconut oil)
  • a host of light oils (I used jojoba, sweet almond,  and my Aryuvedic oils, Alma and bhrinaraj)
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Hydrolyzed wheat and keratin protein (repairs hair)

I used quite a few table spoons of the shea butter and coconut oil because I have very thick hair.

I used Aryuvedic oils because this holistic health system has helped in with other health concerns and now I swear by Aryuvedic. Plus the two oils I used help restore hair and encourage blood circulation to the scalp.

As far as the proteins, I poured maybe a tablespoon of each in. It does not require a lot.

Here are the steps I took to mix it all together:

  1. Melted the shea butter and coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  2. Added all my light oils. I poured only a few drops of bringaraj oil since it is quite pricy and kinda smelly!
  3. I poured about a teaspoon of my proteins in.
  4. Added a few drops of lavender oil
  5. Got a slightly bigger bowl of ice and placed my bowl with all my ingredients inside to allow the butter to harden faster and mixed, mixed mixed!

The final mix is fluffy and loaded with protein and it smells pretty, thanks to the lavender oil!

My hope is this new mix repairs some of my heat damage and helps my hair better restore moisture for a while.

If you need a visual, check out this great video of another natural making a very similar protein conditioner mix.

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