If you are currently dealing with hard, crunchy hair you may just be protein sensitive.
See also: Proteins…a necessity for our Natural hair
But what exactly is protein sensitivity? Protein sensitivity is a problem that a lot of people face with their hair. Basically, if you expose your hair to proteins your hair becomes hardened and brittle, according to Black Hair Information. This is why some people love coconut oil and why others hate it. Livestrong says some peoples’ locks are more sensitive to the strengthening properties of proteins, thus causing their hair to become overly hard.
How can you test?
The only way to find out is to expose your hair to proteins and see how it reacts. You can test your Protein sensitivity with products or foods that contain protein such as Greek yogurt or eggs.
- STEP ONE: Wet a section of hair
- STEP TWO: Rub the protein ingredient on the wet test section
- STEP THREE: Let the test patch dry
- STEP FOUR: Look at your results
It is normal for proteins to harden the hair whether you are protein sensitive or not because they add resilience to the hair. But if your hair gets to the point where it crackling and breaking, bingo, you are protein sensitive.
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Protein sensitive hair is no joke. I spent many days battling dryness and breakage.