Hair Care : Do It Yourself Hair Protein Pack

by Sonia on September 20, 2010 · 56 comments

Do It Yourself Hair Protein Pack

beautiful hair

beautiful hair

Your hair is approximately 91 percent protein, and is made up of long chains of amino acids.Harsh chemical treatments, exposure to sun, pollution and lack of proper care can lead to the breaking up of these chains resulting in brittle and dull hair.
Since the hair is made up of protein it makes sense to feed it protein to revert it back to its former beauty.Salons offer a number of hair treatments and you can even purchase hair packs and masks, but honestly they are expensive for something that you can do at home yourself at one-fourth the cost.The packs available in the market are basically glorified hair conditioners having some form of protein,oil and esters apart from a host of other chemicals.

hair

hair

So you know the hair is made of protein, Keratin to be exact, consisting of amino acid.These keratin amino acids are negatively charged which make hair frizzy.To counteract this, conditioners are composed of positively charged molecules called cationic surfactants.So when the positive and negative charge come together they neutralize each other and combine to form molecules that coat the hair, making them sleek and less frizzy.
You can easily dupe the behaviour of these conditioners to make your own protein hair pack treatment.

The Ingredients for the Hair Protein Pack

Eggs

eggs

eggs

Egg yolks have high content of Vitamin A,D,E and some B group vitamins also.Vitamins help to maintain the building blocks of hair.Vitamin A helps the scalp to produce more sebum(body’s natural oil) and prevents hair loss.While Vitamin D stimulates hair growth.Vitamin E and B work hand in hand to increase oxygen absorption and improve blood circulation.Egg Yolks are also rich sources of Essential Fatty Acids which make hair shiny and manageable.Fatty acids directly work on the skin structure and are proven to prevent dandruff, hair loss and dry scalp.
Egg white are proteins in disguise and work to repair and nourish the hair from within.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Excessive use of chemicals and shampoos may result in the stripping of the natural oils from the scalp making hair prone to dryness,flakiness and dandruff.Using oil externally helps to maintain the oil balance of the scalp and olive oil is best suited for the purpose.It is light weight and gets absorbed quickly which makes it ideal for hair treatments.Olive oil is an excellent conditioner and is the perfect solution for dry, damaged and frizzy hair.

Yogurt

Yogurt

Yogurt

It is high in proteins and great for a protein pack.It is a popular remedy for dandruff because it is a good cleanser working to unclog pores of scalp and getting rid of dandruff.Yougurt is also naturally rich in lactic acid which coat the hair to make it smooth and tangle free.

Honey

Honey

Honey

Honey is my absolute favourite ingredient in the whole wide world.It can be used for practically anything(including licking it off the spoon).It is popular because of it humectants properties(attracts water making it an ideal moisturizer) which makes it a godsend for dry and damaged hair.However because of it stickiness it should be either diluted in water or used in a hair pack, which is exactly what we are going to do.And the great thing about honey is that it suits all hair types.

Flat Beer
This is optional, but if you have an oily scalp I would advice you to use this.Beer adds bounce and shine to your hair and is not mixed with the pack but used as a last rinse and also helps combat oiliness of the scalp.If you do not have beer you can substitute it with synthetic vinegar.
Now onto the hair protein pack.

What you need :

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup hung curd
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup flat beer/synthetic vinegar mixed in 1 cup water

Get to work :

  1. Start by beating the eggs in a blender.
  2. Once it is frothy add oil and blend it to get a creamy consistency.
  3. Add honey and curd and give a final whisk. The pack is ready now.
  4. Comb out the kinks in your hair and apply the pack with a brush.Make sure to cover each and every strand.Wrap your hair in aluminum foil.Wear a shower cap on top to prevent any messiness.Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse hair in cold water and use a dollop of conditioner to soften hair before shampooing.
  6. Shampoo and condition as usual.
  7. Use the flat beer/vinegar and water mix as a final rinse to restore shine.

Note:
The use of egg on hair will make it stiff and prone to breakage so rinse your hair to get the pack out completely and then use conditioner to soften hair and only then shampoo.
The above recipe is for medium length hair and can be altered accordingly.

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Nimi September 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Really great Article n Tip Sonia. Love d pics too.
Am surely going to try this next sunday. Hope it helps.

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Sonia September 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Thanks Nimi and since the pack is a little messy Sunday is the only day you can actually do it
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..A Lazy Sunday Well Spent – Two Eye Looks =-.

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bulbul September 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

wow, great recipe. i apply egg on my hair with lemon juice once in a week. now i will try this pack. :-)

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rids September 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm

YAAR !!!!!!! EGGS = BIGGGGG NO NO IN HOUSE
BEER = FUHGET ABOUT IT !!! hahahahahahaha :-D

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Sanjeev September 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Rids,

You can go and live in a hotel on Sundays? :-P :-P

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rids September 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm

aray yaar .. EK COLLEGE KI LADKI AKELI KAHA JAYEGI HOTEL MEIN REHNE … hahahahahaah :-D :-D

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Sonia September 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Be specific with your reason lest you’re misunderstood.
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..A Lazy Sunday Well Spent – Two Eye Looks =-.

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neha September 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm

very nice ….specially ur last tip was very clear
will try it as just today i was wondering how to soften hair
ur article came just in tim :-)

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ik September 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm

this is a great pack! but i’ve always been scared to use honey on my hair cause my nani used to say that its a natural bleach and when mixed in a face pack also i remember her continuously brushing my hair out of place because it might turn white!:P so… i dunno..

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Sonia September 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Honey is best thing that could happen to your hair.It is widely used in all kinds of hair packs.You could try diluting it with water and using as a last rinse or mix with mashed bananas and using as a pack for dry hair.It works wonders believe me.
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..A Lazy Sunday Well Spent – Two Eye Looks =-.

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ik September 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

hehe yeah i did read a lot about it.. and a lot of people do vouch for it..:) guess its time to try it now!:D

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deb September 20, 2010 at 7:39 pm

i am soooooooo gonna try it this weekend :D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Thanks :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
.-= deb´s last blog ..Aint they looking great =-.

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anshu September 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Nice post sonia..i m gonna try it this week only… :-)

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Deepa September 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Nice Post Sonia…. Will try it tis weekend… :-)

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Deeptima September 20, 2010 at 11:34 pm

nice will try… my hair have become all frizzy and dull… :cry: :cry:
.-= Deeptima´s last blog ..Earthstore- The Natural Body Care Products Review =-.

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Deepa September 21, 2010 at 12:45 am

Even mine Deeptima… I used to hav Soft and Silky hair… after Moving to chennai my hair has become more frizzy :cry: :cry:

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Neha September 21, 2010 at 5:06 am

Looks uber nice, but I wanted to ask if this leaves a smell in your hair ? eggs and curd that gotta be a potent mixture smell wise ! if it does then how to get rid of the smell ?

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shilpa September 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

me too want to ask the smell part……??

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sonia September 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

wash off the pack in cold water first, use conditiner to soften hair and then shampoo.Normally this should take care of the smell.And the beer or vinegar does not leave any undesirable smell.I hope this answers your question Neha and Shilpa.

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Rati September 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

You know I love using flat bear as my last rinse, it makes my hair soft and shiny. I think it’s the best lazy people’s conditioner. :P

Welcome to IMBB, Sonia. It’s good to have you here. :)

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Sonia September 21, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Thanks Rati, feels awesome to be a part of the IMBB family :)
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..Freshly Shopped – Earrings Galore =-.

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Mimi September 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

I usually use egg+ curd+vineger …but your pack is worth trying ..I would definately give it a try this weekend !

And the best part is … my husband’s beer is still there in the fridge :devil:

Thanks sonia !

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Vassu September 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

Nice post sonia…….
i will try it this weekend………… :-)

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Kruti September 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

WOW……….. really nice tip…!!! :-D :-)) :-)
Thanks. Sonia!!!

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Kruti September 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

I meant— Post :silly:

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Debasree September 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Wow!!!!11 wonderful……..Thanks for this easy yet effective hair pack Sonia…Love…..

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Sonia September 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Thanks Mimi,Vassu,Kruti and Debashree :-))
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..Dupe It Yourself – Protein Hair Pack =-.

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Neha September 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

m sitting with the pack on my head right now :P :D
thanks for the tip on getting rid of the smell.
hope this turns out good !

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Sonia September 21, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Oh Wow, let me know how it turns out.
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..Dupe It Yourself – Protein Hair Pack =-.

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Jaish September 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Will surely try your pack. Here is mine:
Instead of using egg directly you can mix Ayur Egg face pack. It does not have a pungent smell. I usually mix one spoon of egg pack+ hibiscus powder (again the one available in the store guess the brand is “HAYYA”, cost 45 bucks)+olive oil or yogurt. You can see an instant shine.

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Sonia September 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm

That’s a great tip Jaish
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..Its A Man Thing !!! =-.

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sugandha September 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Gr8 tip! but my sister is not very fond eggs so pls suggest an alternative for eggs!

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Sonia September 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Skip the egg and you are good to go

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preetisurathu May 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Which is better,to apply the hair pack on the oiled hair or the dry hair(not oiled).Please advise.

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Priyanka Sethi June 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

CAN U TELL ME HOW OFTEN SHOULD ONE APPLY THIS PACK…TWICE A MONTH IS FINA KYA? OR CAN IT EVEN BE DONE ONCE A MONTH ?

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Naomi May 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Can I use lemon juice instead of vinegar?

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nidhi May 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Was looking for this treatment …Thanks gal :)

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nidhi May 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

oo i wish a commercial hair pack is available with this treatment…which i apply simply and wash off…. egg smells is warded maybe some lavender or perfume smell … lazy bones making it homemade would love to have this is some commercial packs..

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Serah July 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

Do u apply it to wet or dry hair ?

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lavina November 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

this shud b applied in oily hair or dry ????
n thnx for healthy tip :)

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nidhi November 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm

just adding note for reference… it dint suited me…i have wavy , fine , normal to dry hair… hair becomes greasy…. but will try beer as last rinse sometime.

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Ritu February 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

can beer shampoo be used after this?and do i need 2 apply beer or vinegar after using this shampoo?

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Daryl March 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm

hey could you tell me where do you get this synthetic vinegar do you get in any gourmet shop in Mumbai.

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