Friday, May 2, 2008

Extreme Hair

The majority of our hair is made up of protein so for the ladies who have relaxed hair, when that chemical process is applied it is literally breaking down the protein to straighten our hair. From time to time it may be necessary to use a protein treatment to strengthen our hair. For those who have natural unprocessed hair, don't think you are off the hook your hair may also need a dash of protein to keep up against the rigors of combing, brushing, heat styling or whatever other processes you put your hair through. You know I like the organic route so when I felt like I needed a protein boost I turned to MOP (Modern Organic Products) Extreme Protein to strengthen my hair.
This green protein treatment contains organic olive oil, black beans, wheat, keratin amino acids, vegetable and milk proteins. They even threw in acidic properties derived from sweet potatoes. I liked the ingredients so I made this purchase for $14.99, but I could not have anticipated the results.
According to the instructions you can leave this product on for 5-10 minutes and when you wash it out of your hair strands will be stronger and less prone to breakage. Being the daredevil that I am, I let the treatment stay on for the full 10 minutes, (honestly it was probably a little longer than 10 minutes since I didn't really time myself) and then I washed it out. Upon washing the treatment out it was clear that my hair had been strengthened. Immediately my hair was almost hard, I began to panic and jumped out of the shower grabbed the nearest moisturizer and began pouring it on to counteract the the protein treatment which was indeed extreme. After washing everything out of my hair it ended up feeling delightfully bouncy, and strong.
I know never to leave MOP's Extreme Protein Treatment on my hair for 10+ minutes ever again. I will leave it on for about 5 minutes in the future, but I know that it works and I would certainly buy this product again.
I have a few more protein treatments that I have sitting around waiting to be tested so those reviews will come in the future.
How do you keep your hair feeling strong and free from breakage?
I have two additional posts below.... have a great weekend.


nywele said... is a very helpful review..
where did you buy it?
I rarely do protein treatments. I do herbal rinses to prevent split ends.
the best protein treatment i've tried though is Aveda Damage Intensive Treatment. It leaves my hair sooooft as butter!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Hey Nywele,
I have used the Aveda Damage conditioner but not the treatment. I am going to purchase that soon to test it out. I did like the conditioner though, I did a post on it not too long ago.
What do you use to make your herbal rinses?
Product Junkie Diva

brownee said...

Aveda Damage Remedy Reconstructing Treatment is the ONLY thing that saved my relaxed hair's shedding when nothing else worked. But I will keep this in mind when I run out.

Only thing I hae about Aveda they're always discontinuing items.

Deep Penetrating Conditioner leaves my natural hair feeling and looking almost like when I had relaxer. I wrap my hair after rinsing this out (yes wrap natural hair) Discontinued.

Sap Moss line is being phased out that stuff is GREAT for AA hair.

antithesis said...

i need to get up on those protein treatments b/c honestly, i only get them when i go to the hairdresser which is few and far between. plus i have no idea what they are putting in my hair.

Tiffanita said...

You've been tagged, read my page for the rules. :)

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Brownee there was something that Aveda had that I wanted to try and then I learned that it was discontinued (I don't recall the name of the product right now) but I didn't realize this happens regularly with Aveda.
@Antithesis from what I have seen your hair is looking good... When you go to the salon, ask your stylist to tell you the exact name of the products she is putting in your hair. You are paying so I feel that you have a right to know.
@Tiffanita I don't have access to your site so I can not play your tag game. What is your site about..I'm curious.
Product Junkie Diva

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