3 Easy Homemade Protein Treatments For Dry and Damaged Hair

Weird Beauty Hacks That Actually Work Your hair is made up of protein. Everyday styling and environmental pollution can strip moisture out of your hair. The best way to put moisture and shine back  to your hair is  by getting a protein treatment. Protein smooths the cuticle of the hair, creating smoother strands and stronger hair. Protein treatments are expensive at salons. Instead of buying those pricey treatments you can make your own easily at home. Homemade protein treatments are all natural and with frequent use you get a long lasting result.

Here are the 3 easy homemade protein treatments for dry and damaged hair :

Egg Mask :

Egg is the best source of protein for your hair. The yolk is rich in fat and protein which is extremely moisturizing. The white is full of bacteria eating enzymes which cleanses your hair and scalp. Use a full egg for normal to dry hair. For oily hair and scalp, use only whites. Egg alone or mixed with more protein rich ingredients can be applied to the hair. This treatment can be used every two weeks or monthly. Take one egg or two depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Beat until frothy and apply it your hair and scalp. Make sure all your hair is properly covered with egg. Cover with a shower cap and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and shampoo. If you find the smell of egg unpleasant, add a few drops of lemon juice.

Yogurt :

Dairy products like cream and yogurt contain Lactic acid which gently cleanses while fat moisturizes. Mix egg and yogurt for a deep conditioning protein treatment.

Simply, massage 3 tbsp sour cream or yogurt into your hair. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo hair. You can apply this treatment every week.

Mayonnaise and avocado:

Mayonnaise is made of oil and egg so it’s very moisturizing for your hair. The high-fat content of avocados makes hair less dry and prone to breakage. Mix two tbsp mayonnaise and half mashed avocado in a bowl until creamy. Apply this homemade conditioner through your hair concentrating on the ends. For even distribution, use a wide tooth comb.

61 comments on “3 Easy Homemade Protein Treatments For Dry and Damaged Hair

  1. Thank you for the advice, I also use another good product to keep my hair healthy, it’s pro naturals moroccan argan oil which is really good , helps to restore the hair and leaves it soft, shiny and healthy. 🙂

  2. I love using home remedies for my hair, it’s super curly and frizzy. I also tend to splurge on good quality products like pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair mask, at least I know they work 🙂

  3. My hair is falling off quite a lot for a past four months, there is not a lot of hair left on my head, and it is still not stopping to constantly fall. I would really appreciate it if you can come up with a solution, so my hair will no longer fall off. Thank you

    • Asha, this could be more about your diet, than a treatment for your hair. Hair is made up of protein and we need plenty of lean healthy protein in our diet for things like skin, hair and nails to be healthy.

      • Thanks for the reply Justine, I started to eat Iron Tablets, and a lot of Green vegetables and fruits. If you can recommend anything I am missing on, such as a tablet or a vitamin which is vital, please let me know. Thanks 🙂

        • Hi Asha

          I have some experience myself with hair loss.
          It would be good to do a complete blood test.
          Hair loss can be related to hormonal imbalances, dieting, low iron, thyroid issues. Stress can also play a huge role.
          It is usually internal and you must try to find out what is wrong.
          Taking vitamin B complex can help. Also when hair is falling out a lot, it is best not to dye, cut it shorter, use a very mild non chemical shampoo.
          It would be wise to see a dermatologist for such issues.
          Good luck.

    • I have started taking fusion health hair tonic & womens balance, lets see how it goes…

    • I had the same problem. I have a vitamin deficiency of vitamin D3. I take 10,000 units of d3 in oil form a day. If I’m in the sun, I take 5,000 units. You also have to take vitamin C to metabolize the D3. I just put my oil in a glass of orange juice. You can also take Biotin 10,000 a day sublingual instead of D3. I usually alternate products. D3 one month, Biotin the next month. Hope this helps.

    • Hi !!! Look up priorin !!!im using n believe u will surprise with results but in USA u can’t find it only online buy !!! Hope i could help u !! Lindinha x

  4. i’m 13 and my hair has been always dry and VERY curly and thick i buy shampoo and conditioner for dry and damaged hair however my hair still hasn’t been nice.i’ve used all different shampoo and conditioner. what shall i do i need help with my hair. thank you

    • try the tretments above

    • I have the same hair type. I bought virgin coconut oil, combed it generously through my hair from root to tip, & placed under a shower cap. I heated my scalp w/ a blow dryer for 10 mins then wrapped a towel over it & let sit for 20-30 mins. Then I removed the towel & shower cap & shampooed & conditioned my hair as usual (I use a coconut hibiscus shampoo from the “ethnic” section @ Walgreen’s & Loreal sulfate free intense repairing/restorative conditioner w/ camellia flower.) My hair has never felt so soft or been so shiny! I do this at least once every-other week. Good luck!

    • Try Co-washing (conditioner only) washing . it worked wonders for the dry frizzy beast of mine.

  5. Hello, I have tried the egg and will now try the avocado. We do eat a lot avocado. I never had long hair even when I was a little girl.. Over the last several years during and after the birth of my children my hair has become more challenging and breaking. I have seen the doctors before, have various treatment from them.. today I am still struggling with the same hair issues. I am currently going natural and trying to see if I can get some healthly hair. It is doing much better, however, the front of my hair has several balding spots and I am searching for ways to get those section fill out with hair.. I would love any suggestions.

  6. hy am maryam ,,my haris is too much dry and rought,,am try all shmpoo and am also provide the moisture to my hairs with oil bt its still dry and rought tell me solution plz kindly

    • Hello Maryam. Try to shampoo 1 day, and do not shampoo the other day, like this. Use the treatments above, and try coconut oil the night before, then wash it out with just water the next day. 🙂

  7. I have to say that a lot of you are using shampoo in your hair which is part of the problem. Shampoo contains harmful sulfates that strip the hair of its natural moisture. How often you wash also determines your hair is dry. I don’t use shampoo in my hair at all. I cowash, which is using just conditioner to cleanse my hair. My hair has been much healthier since I began doing this.

    • Hi tasha what you said really woke me up because I notice my hair is cutting off espcially in front because it doesnt have the same length. so please what I wanna know is if I try let says mayonnaise , egg , honey and olive oil. do I need to wash the hair with just water first before applying the treatment ?
      Then after its covered so I will just need to rinse the treatment with water and my main problem is will my hair be clean after that ?
      without a shampoo? is true because they got lots of sulphate these shampoo allover the supermarkets

    • I also only used conditioner shampoo is harsh And hot water is also. I use WEN and it works wonders on my hair. My color never fades and stays twice as long than before with using shampoos. When I first started using WEN I ran around saying I Love My Hair!

  8. @Asha,
    I have also been having alot of hair loss lately. One of the first things you need to do is think about if it gradually started, or just came on all at once. If gradually, like over a long period of time (especially with no cuts or trims & if you aren’t as gentle with it as you should be,) it could be something as simple as split ends, or the way you care for/style. But if it has came on more of a sudden, my advice is to see a dr. Every person is different, & in My Own personal experience only, some of my hair loss was because of my diet, stress & the way I took care of it.

  9. @Asha,
    I have also been having alot of hair loss lately. One of the first things you need to do is think about if it gradually started, or just came on all at once. If gradually, like over a long period of time (especially with no cuts or trims & if you aren’t as gentle with it as you should be,) it could be something as simple as split ends, or the way you care for/style. But if it has came on more of a sudden, my advice is to see a dr. Every person is different, & in My Own personal experience only, some of my hair loss was because of my diet, stress & the way I took care of it. But a lot of it also had to do with my health, which happened to be my thyroids & horomones. Even without symptoms, some things can be the cause. Not trying to scare you.. If the dr. isn’t a first option, try changing shampoos, all natural with No chemicals. (You can also make your own products, from shampoo to homemade hairspray. The recipes are easy to find & make-just google it.) Also try changing the way you brush & style. Less sometimes works better. Ask a pharmacist about vitamins. One thing I found online that is on many sites, is natural remedies, most using coconut oil. One says to apply coconut oil to the scalp and use as a regrowth treatment. Medical advice is Always the best & I have found that sometimes a pharmacist’s advice happened to be closer to right than some doctors. I hope you find something that works. And good luck.

  10. Check with your doctor as you could be enemic and will need à blood test to find out your levels as this can cause you to lose your hair.

  11. I were taking vitamin for now I have seeing. Brokerage in my hear this a good tip on deep condition and protein. Treatment thanks

  12. for hair loss,use henna for hair…trust me it really works…ive been using it for a month now…i applied it once a week…it will prevent hair fall and can also thicken the strands of ur hair..

    • what kind of henna r u using ??

  13. Do we have to wash our hair after applying the mayonnaise and avocado mix??? Please answer.

    • Yes !

  14. I tried the egg mask and i reach results very fast.

  15. how much longer do u have to keep the mayonnaise and avocado on ur hair. how many mins , hours??????
    plz reply!!!

  16. my hair in fronthead is like brittle and damaged but top and back side is like a normal hair.can i use the egg treatment for this problem.this like hair is not from my birth it just come on my 6th now i m studying my college.i need reamedy for this problem..please help me…

  17. my most of hair became grey and so much thin pls suggest some ideas to repair my hair keep my hair black naturally

  18. For dry hairs and scalp issues do use shampoo but just mild it before applying on scalp and hairs. Each and every shampoo and conditioner contains bad chemicals because its a billion dollar business industry if they will provide a chemical free hair products then no one have any issues and we peoples stop buying the hairfall , antidandruff and all that bullshit from our superstores . If you are really dissappointed or have any serious issues with hairs then use homemade recipes to bring the life back to your hairs .

  19. I got my hair permed a year ago and for a few months after the curls were awesome. But I did not realize the damage it would inflict on my thin but silky long hair. I used to get a lot of people commenting on my hair thats it so dry and damaged and every parlour I went to all the stylist had one thimg to say…that I have very dry hair. Then after much research I camr across this home made remedy for dry hair. It has improved my dry hair a great deal. Believe me this is the most awesome hair treatment I have used for my hair. All I do is crack an egg, 3 or4 tablespoons of yogurt depending on the length of your hair and a little bit of any hair oil. ..I would prefer almond or olive or castor oil or even baby oil( castor oil promotes growth of nee hair). Along with this add some fenugreek seeds that have been soaked overnight in water. Blend all of these and apply to your hair covering the entire scalp to the tips. If the ends need more attention then start from ends to ensure all ends are entirely covered. Cover this with a plastic and leave for an hour. Wash off with cold water and theres no need for conditioner. This remedy itself is all in all a conditioner for dry hair.

    It works for me. It has made a lot of difference to mydull dry hair. Hope it works for you guys too. Anyone who tries this do let me know of the results.

    • Thanks for the tip 🙂

    • Should u apply shampoo when you wash off the hair with cold water? Thanks

  20. The avocado mayonnaise combo is very good I have fried dyed hair that’s been bleached over several times and I immediately saw a change in the amount of breakage I was having just after shampooing there only thing I did different was add a teaspoon of olive oil…I will update on my progress at the end of the week

    • I like the mayo and avocado combo.

  21. I have been using the pro naturals argan oil hair repair mask and my hair is now healthy and soft!

  22. Hey,I really like this advice a lot and I will try it….thanks

  23. mere baal bhtt zaida roughly hen aise malum hota hen jese jaley hue hen jab key aisa kch b nai plzzzzzz ap ho sakey to koi haal patai l’m waitting for u….

  24. Great! My hair is super dry and damaged after excessive coloring! 🙁

    Will definitely be trying a few of these!

  25. is the egg really effective for dry and damage hair?

  26. I am 16 going on 17 and my hair has been breaking off and has become thin. Please help me!!

  27. I want to try the egg treatment, I have creme hair. Can I use the egg to treat it ? If so, Do I use all of the egg in my hair ?

  28. Good article!

  29. I currently use an egg and honey mask/wash once a week. If I need a wash in between I use Cocoa and Cornstarch and Shea Butter Co-wash on my ends.
    I may have to try to the other to see if my hair likes them just as much.

  30. My 12 year old daughter has very thick hair, it has not grown in about 5 years and I have tried several things, none all natural. This Friday I am going to try the mayonnaise, egg, honey and olive oil for the first time. I feel so bad because she feels so bad about her hair. If anyone has a SURE method to help please let me know. lisadixon9691@yahoo.com

  31. Question
    Do you put the home treatments on dry, unwashed hair? Please advise
    Thank you

    • Use these treatments on dry hair, you can shampoo your hair afterwards.

  32. Nice blog, it’s so informative and helpful. I haven’t tried any of the 3 yet, but I would love to try egg mask and from after reading the comments I’m intrigue with yogurt plus mayo. I will try that one too. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Please help. My hair has always been my pride and joy. I figured since it is pretty damn healthy, it could deal with some bleach damage. And I figured the master stylist who did all the color-corrections would know how much would be too much. I was wrong, and now I want to burst into tears every time I look at my hair or touch it. I just don’t know what to do. my hair has also NEVER been shorter than this and it breaks and falls out. What should i do to regrow hair?

    • @Amanda
      Well , Massage Onion Juice on your scalp around 4 times a week ….I used it for month and booooom 🙂 Hairfall Stoped ….i used 1 more month and again boooom 🙂 lol i looked at my scalp …and guess what …there was small small baby hairs …i’m still using it and after every few weeks i see new baby hairs …
      Later i also started ( Castor oil + Coconut oil ) To Give strength to new born hair …
      Gooood Luck 🙂

  34. i have hair fall problem. i don’t know what to do please help me to stop this hair fall.

    • try hair skin nail suppliments from supermarket for at least 6 months

  35. Interesting reading and very helpful saving my friend a fortune on expensive shampoo

  36. Does the egg need to be organic? Will you get the same result if not organic? I think this is a vital piece of information.

  37. which is best hair mask to make hair grow. Also I see people rave about mayoinasse and avocado do they sell that. Also what about just coconut oil or castor oil??? Does it do wonders??

  38. My hear is dry and curly and was told by a hairdresser to not use any protein in it is this true??

  39. What works for me: Egg (doesn’t have to be organic, but probably better). makes hair thicker, shinier and healthier immediately. Mix with oil or even a great conditioner. I have used for years. I use right after I dye my hair in a good creme rinse or with coconut oil. Thickens hair immediately. I use the shower cap dryer method for 1/2 hr., it last about a month or longer. Don’t use more often, ends up dry and brittle and the opposite. Also vitamin D3 works with fall out immediately. But you have to take it daily. Your comb will be empty in days. If you don’t wash as often, don’t use blowdryer or heat, and use rag curlers, or sponge curlers after you wash, you will find your hair to be healthier, fuller, with less dryness and breakage. Henna is great for coloring, instead of dyes but sometimes messy. Use colors with no ammonia for less baldness or fallout. Be gentile with brushing and combing, and wear your hair up alot more often. You will find nice oiled shampoo products may work for a season, then you have oil build up and will be searching for a clarifying shampoo. Best to use a gentle shampoo after oil and egg, or conditioning. Also Cholesterol (?) a product used in cosmetology school works superb for all hair types. Use under hairdryer monthly, can buy on amazon. Vitamins, especially b’s, d3, and eating protein are a must. Stress is truly a killer to hair as is heat/fireplace heat in the winter. I Love the putty I use, it gives moisture to my hair daily and removes all dryness. It is the opposite of blow drying. I just instill moisture back in. Rub in hands, little at a time, slide down hair as it’s drying. Garnier Fructis Style, Survivor Rough it Putty. Let dry, hair will plump up fuller. Use on ends especially, and anywhere dry. Not too much. Doing all this I gain 50 % fuller hair, when I stop, forget, or get too busy, I loose the same amount or it looks dry and shabby. Off to do an egg and coconut oil with an orange squeese conditioner. The orange works as a scalp astringent and kills excess oil build up, while adding new health. Those who loose their natural curls or fullness will love this. It brings them all back, bouncy, full and healthy. God Bless…

  40. Can hibiscus and the fenigrate mask be used on the chemical treated hair…

  41. Hi Harshitha,
    You have shared excellent information about the skin care tips in summer season on this page with the outstanding steps to eliminate the dryness from the Sensitive skin of body in a seven days by using the hemp seed oil with the best moisturizer daily according to the period of a time after the recommendations of a doctor and remember the instructions of a doctor which help you to remove this kind of skin dryness disease with the use of best skin moisturizer ,My suggestion is you must go to a doctor one time in a week for starting of proper treatment of eliminating dryness with skin moisturizer appeared on the Sensitive skin of body in a summer season due to the effect of sun rays,keep it in your mind don’t work in the light of sun because the heat of sun with the dust particles in sun rays increase the rough dryness and cracks with lines on the skin due to the demaged of skin layers cells after the working of some time you notice the color of skin become black and cracks with lines are increased on the Sensitive skin of a body this is also a effect of skin cancer . So take care of skin and avoid to work in a light of sun . you also use a mask on the face if necessary to work in the light of sun and also use carrot in the food salad .

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