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DIY Protein Whipped Deep Conditioner Butter

Hello Maicurlies,

Here we go, another whipped butter recipe however, this one is a little different to the others.

DIY Protein Whipped Deep Conditioner Butter

DIY Protein Whipped Deep Conditioner Butter

I sort of came up with the mix because I decided to try and make my own whipped butter Deep Conditioner (DC). After a few experiments I came up with a combination that I loved and more importantly that my hair loved so I had to share.

In this recipe I use a combination of protein, a little bit of moisturizing ingredients (just a tiny bit) and butter, so the end result is a protein packed whipped DC butter! This butter DC works similarly to a regular Protein DC except that the addition of the whipped butter really makes my hair feel wonderful after rinsing it out. My curls pop, my hair shines and I do not get that stiff crunchy feeling you can sometimes get from regular protein DC’s. It also helps with shedding, breakage and strength. I will admit that I do not apply this as often as I do my regular Fortifying Protein Deep Conditioner because I love my butters and I am not a fan of washing it away (I am greedy like that)! 

Having said that, if your hair is protein sensitive then you might want to thread carefully (if at all). All hair requires a little protein, yes even though with protein sensitive hair, but you will want to modify the ingredients I use and also spread out when you apply the product so your hair doesn’t end up being overloaded with protein. (Alternative suggestions are below).

Ingredients/Tools Used:

  • 2 oz Whipped Butter (I used my DIY Whipped Shea Butter but you can use any whipped butter of choice).
  • 2 oz Deep Conditioner (I prefer using a Moisturizing DC since I add protein in this recipe).
  • 0.6 oz Lightly warmed up Rose Water – (can be replaced it with plain water).
  • 0.1 oz Gelatin (protein).
  • 1 Egg Yolk – protein (use the egg whites for breakfast or a face mask).
  • Spatula
  • Gloves
  • Bowl (for mixing)
  • Whisk
  • Container

Mixing:

I first re-whip my whipped Shea Butter just to make everything super fluffy. I then add in the DC and whisk again. I lightly warm up the Rose Water or plain water if you are not using Rose Water (it should just be warm not boiling). I sprinkle the Gelatin over the water and then stir to let it dissolve (set aside). I then add 1 egg yolk to the mix (I skip the egg whites because I always end up with bits of cooked egg in my hair if I add egg whites). Once the gelatin has dissolved I add the gelatin/rose water to the butter whip for the last time and then transfer to my bowl.

DIY Protein Whipped Deep Conditioner Butter

DIY Protein Whipped Deep Conditioner Butter

Application:

I apply the mix onto freshly washed (damp/wet) hair, cover with clingfilm, a shower cap and usually a scarf to keep my head nice and warm. The warmth helps to open the cuticles and allows the nourishing benefits to really seep into the hair. After 30 – 45 minutes I rinse out the DC with cold water. If you use warm water you run the risk of cooking the egg yolk in your hair and if you used the whole egg then the risk is even higher thanks to the egg white (cooked egg in your hair is difficult to get out)! I then reluctantly apply a moisturizing DC. I say reluctantly because my hair always feels awesome but doing a moisturizing DC helps to restore the balance of moisture/protein. 

Storage:

It is not recommended to keep this DC for later use due to the combination of the butter, liquid and egg yolk. If you have any extra then I would suggest storing it in your freezer (if you must I would just splatter all the DC onto your hair). If you have made the mix ahead of time do not keep it for any longer than a few days in your fridge (it MUST be kept in your fridge if you have to make it ahead of time) trust me, any longer and you will regret opening the container! If it has been stored in the fridge or freezer the butter will become hard so you will need to take it out at least 30 minutes to 1 hour before you plan to apply it. 

Ingredient Modifications/Alternatives: 

If you have protein sensitive I would be cautious about how you use this mix (if you opt to do so) and how often you use it. Too much protein can cause protein overload for anyone but those with protein sensitive hair are more susceptible to it. I recommend you

  • Make sure you use a moisturizing DC instead of a Protein DC.
  • Use either the egg yolk or the gelatin powder (not both).
  • Add more moisturizing ingredients e.g. glycerin/honey/aloe Vera juice. 
  • Leave the DC on for no more than 30 minutes and only apply it a couple of times a year.
  • Follow up with a Moisturizing DC for no less than 1 hour. 

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and the mix, would love to get some feedback if any of you try it!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Fortifying Protein Deep Conditioner

Hey Maicurlies,

I mentioned in a previous post that I have been experimenting with making a super strengthening Protein Deep Conditioner (DC) to help not only with breakage but also shedding. So far so good! I have a new Protein DC that my hair seems to really like but I will state that this is really quite “strong” so if you have Protein sensitive hair I would avoid trying this!

Protein DCI ALWAYS do a Moisturizing DC afterwards to restore balance and the hair’s elasticity levels back to normal. If you use too much Protein you hair might snap of when manipulated therefore always I repeat always do a moisturizing DC afterwards (regardless of how strong/weak the Protein DC might be).

For this Protein DC I use a “special” ingredient which is Gelatine. Now for those of you who are vegan or vegetarian I would suggest not doing this because of the contents of Gelatine. For those of who who eat jellies or certain deserts like Penna Cotta then it shouldn’t bother you (yes I am a Penna Cotta fan).

Gelatine is mainly made up of the amino acids, glycine and proline  found in the bones, fibrous tissues and organs of animals (which is why vegans and vegetarians might not like the DC). It is a really good source of protein that strengths, adds shine, protects the hair from split ends and helps prevent breakage.

Recipe:

  • 1 Egg yolk – packed with protein to help strengthen hair strands
  • 1 teaspoon plain gelatin powdervery strong protein helps strengthen the hair and reduce breakage.
  • 1/3  cup green tea & hibiscus tea  – helps hair shedding, provides shine and the green tea is known to darken the hair, prevent premature graying while the hibiscus helps highlight red tones
  • 1/2 cup* Conditioner ( I use Suave Naturals Aloe & Waterlily) you can use any conditioner you want
  • 2 teaspoons Coffee Infused Almond Oil  – known to help stimulate growth & help reduce shedding (you can use any carrier oil of choice)

*I use a lot of conditioner to coat my hair which is quite long, you can use less for shorter hair or more if you have thick hair.

Protein DC

Protein DC

Mixing Instructions:
  • Bring the green and hibiscus tea to a boil and let it cool down till it is warm.
  • Sprinkle the gelatine over the warm tea (not hot) and stir stir stir.
  • Separate the egg yolk from egg whites (I use the egg white for a face mask – not nice smelling but effective!)
  • Put egg yolk and conditioner in a container and whisk for 1 minute till fluffy and creamy.
  • Add the Coffee Infused Oil and cooled down gelatine tea to the egg yolk conditioner and whisk for a few seconds.

Application

  • I apply on damp hair that has been cleansed. Applying on cleansed hair means there is no product build up/ dirt as a barrier between the hair and DC.
  • I cover my hair with a shower cap and a wet warm facecloth on top to keep the DC warm. (You may need to rewarm the wet facecloth but do not put a HOT facecloth on your head. I also would avoid using a heating cap because this could potentially “cook” the egg yolk and harden the gelatin while on your hair)
  • I leave it on for no more than 1 hour, rise and then follow up with a Moisturizing DC.

 
Have you used a Protein DC with gelatine? If so how? If you plan on using this DC I would love to hear from you!

Maicurls

Maicurls

 

DIY Protein Deep Conditioner Video Uploaded

Good Morning lovelies,

protein

So I finally recorded, edited and loaded up my Protein Deep Conditioner video here. I am a bit of a stickler to getting the video “just right” (which is why it takes me ages to load up and it still is not “just right” buuuuut if I kept on edited it would take me forever!)

Anyways so that’s a wrap for my Wash Day Routine! 😀 I am very happy to finish off one “series”. 

I will be starting on my Daily Routines which basically is just to Moisturize my hair and Seal in that Moisture. I am looking forward to doing the styling videos (which will be after my Daily Routines Videos) so I can not wait till I am done with my Daily Routine videos. I will probably have 3 videos or 2 (if I can squeeze both my DIY Leave-In Conditioner mixes into one video.)

I hope you have a fantastic day!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls