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"She mentioned something about the whipped egg protein being potentially unsafe for our hair... maybe I'm in the dark, but I've never heard that before. I sometimes leave the Shea Butter in my hair as I twist it... is that a No No?"


The above question/answer is in relation to the video review of the Organix Coconut Milk. To sum it up, too much protein can harden the hair which can also lead to breakage. However, there is a relative small amount of protein the the Organix Coconut Milk Conditioner, so it is safer to use on a more regular basis. I would caution over use of products with a higher concentration of protein like the Aphogee lines. If you noticed, protein is listed in the first few ingredients, whereas in the Organix conditioner, it is listed further down the list of ingredients. This is a tell-tell sign of how much of an ingredient is in a product. But I found this good article about protein, so I decided to share.

Q: Is too much protein in your hair bad for it? And can it cause it to break?

A: Protein in hair treatments can lead to the hair feeling stiff and hard when overused, but the hair DOES need protein, especially when damaged. Protein treatments are used to help “repair” damaged hair by filling in the hair shaft and giving it added strength and therefore longevity. Many women who use high-protein hair treatments report that some of the products made their hair feel “dry” or “hard”. This can sometimes be associated with breakage because the hair is more rigid. This is often due to the fact that the women often misuse the products in question. They think that they need a product when they don’t or the product isn’t suited for their hair type. Read more...
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Sistah UC!!! You are absolutely TIGHT! Thanks for following up on that for me.

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