Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cheap, Deep Protein Conditioning Hair Mask

Protein is essential to having strong hair.  Not everyone needs a protein treatment all the time.  My strands felt thinner, more fragile, and the elasticity wasn't there, so I knew it was time for some protein.  A hamburger for me and milkshake for Honey Puff...

Okay, that didn't happen. LOL        

Anywho, I'd been so busy lately, that I hadn't had time to pamper my tresses the way they deserve.  As much as I enjoy playing in and styling my natural hair, I simply don't believe it should take tons of time or MONEY caring for it. 

So, for this deep co treatment, I started the night before, and opted for simple, CHEAP, and moisture & protein packed.  Below are the only products I needed to feed my soul -- and my hair.

Coconut oil  - I stock up on mine from Amazon. I prefer the 2-pack, because it's cheaper.

- Conditioner of choice - To keep cost low, I selected what I had on hand.
- Plain yogurt - Whatever brand is on sale. 

100% Organic Coconut Oil
First, I finger detangled.  For this step I used coconut oil, because it easily penetrates the hair shaft, helps the hair retain moisture, and helps to reduce protein loss.  All which makes the hair soft and manageable.


Next, I applied GENEROUS amounts of a conditioner that I got from a hotel while on vacation.  Turns out, it was Giovanni's 50/50 Balanced Hydrating Conditioner.  I'd never used it before -- didn't know the brand name until I went through my product stash that night.  

Anywho, I put on my plastic curl cap and HEAD RAG (yes, I said it), and allowed my hair to "bake" overnight. 

Plain yogurt

The next day, I added plain yogurt.  Yogurt helps with making your hair soft, easy to detangle, and adding extra moisture.  The acid in yogurt helps to contract the cuticle layer, which makes the hair appear smoother and shinier = reduces frizz.

Deep Conditioning Application

Deep Conditioning Under Thermo Cap

And this was me all day, rockin' my thermo, Jiffy pop pop popcorn situation like a champ.  LOL!  That evening, I rinsed, co-washed and go'd.  Translation:  I did a wash and go.  tee  hee!   

Thanks for reading!


I have no idea why the fonts and colors in this post look so wack.  O.o


  1. Great tips! Love the diy treatment!

  2. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thanks for sharing your tips. I know they work because your hair is lovely... I am going to Pin this...

  4. Great tips... I needed this Sis! I can't wait to try it. :) Your hair is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.