Tackling Thick Hair // Protein Treatment, Hair Care Routine + More

Hey girl hey. And boy.

If you’re new to my blog (hello welcome follow me ๐Ÿ˜‚), then you should know that I have the thickest hair on this planet. Okay maybe not this planet but seriously, I’m talking twice the size of Merida’s. I’ve made a whole post calledย Struggles Only Girls With Thick Hair Will Understandย so this post is more of what I do to tackle this mess and some tips if any of you still struggle with Dora 3.0 hair.

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I kind of mentioned this in the struggle post, but a lot of people are like “I want thick hair” which first off, no. No you don’t. But here’s my mom’s secret in case you want your future kids to have thick hair. No one’s born with an afro. My mom just cut our hair over and over again each time it grew for like 8 years. So when it grows to shoulder length, off to the salon again. I guess it allows for more hair to grow from the scalp since your hair is still growing when you’re a child. That’s the secret – repeat the dora phase 6 times and you’re good. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Anyways, I talked about this in my September Wrappers post but I got my hair done with protein and here’s how it went. Let’s get starteddd.


 

Experience

ย So my mom heard about this woman in our city that owns a salon at home. And she’s like the only one who does protein treatment that I know of since I don’t think they sell it in Canada yet. It kind of works like Keratin but is so much healthier for your hair. It’s fairly expensive ($200-$350) but my hair has been a pain for so long and my mom wanted me to go too. We arrived and this woman is so nice. She’s my mom’s age and they both bonded really quickly. She literally made us tea with cake like wow arabs I tell you. Anyways, she has this room in her house where the salon is and she does face stuff too. My hair took 4 hours because it is CRAZY thick and each section had to be done separately.

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Here’s how the process went:

  • Detangling by comb
  • Wash
  • Blowdry
  • Protein Treatment (looks like hair dye)
  • 1 hour break (treatment takes time)
  • Wash
  • Straighten
  • Blowdry

It was a long process but she talked to my mom and her daughter was close to my age so we talked and guys she likes turkish dramas!! I mean, yes? Future bestie? So yeah, that’s the treatment in a nutshell and it lasts 8 months. Once the 8 months are over, you can just go back for retouches which are way cheaper. No hair loss whatsoever and it actually makes your hair stronger and WAY easier to comb.

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The first few days were AMAZING! This is how everyone feels because somehow everyone magically has straight hair and I’m here stuck with a jungle. But throughout the two months, I started getting so lazy and letting my hair air dry which doesn’t give it the best texture. But that’s on me. Everytime I comb my hair after the shower, it’s so easy like ??! you don’t know how much I struggled before this. Does it eliminate every single frizz? Nope. Does it make my hair completely straight? Nope. Is it a hundred times easier to comb? Yup. And that’s all that matters because genes will be genes and my hair will always find a way to curl up again. So yeah, it’s definitely a time saver and it’s important to take care of your hair and keep it healthy because personally, taking care of myself makes me feel much more accomplished.

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ANYWAYS, here are the products I use and all that jazz.


 

Routineee

Shampoo & Conditioner

This is the only shampoo and conditioner I can use and one pack of shampoo & conditioner ($12) lasts about 4 months depending on how often you shower. I clean my hair two-three times a week and I know a lot of people do it EVERY DAY but I saw a bunch of articles that said it wasn’t good for your hair. So yeah, if you do wash your hair every day, it’ll probably last 2-3 months.

Hair Dryer

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This process is such a pain but I do it once in a while instead of air drying. Trying to dry my hair is like trying to drain out niagra falls…it’s not going to work with a hairdryer. Orrr it might be because I have 0 patience. Anyways, I use INFINITI PRO by Conair and I’m not sure how many watts and I’m too lazy to check. I’m a great hair guru (yes, hair guru is a thing).

Hair Brush Straightener

I personally find these way easier than normal straighteners. They’re not AS effective and don’t make your hair straight straight but they work really well for detangling.

 

Hair Cream

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Now personally coconut doesn’t work well on my hair but I know it works really well for my sister’s hair which is super thick too. I guess mine is a different type or maybe coconut works better on kids? I thought I’d share it in case it works with anyone. This one is the coconut hair mask. Funny story- my sister always needs me to time ten minutes (it’s a hair mask after all) and once I completely forgot and like 15 minutes passed. I asked her what she does while waiting and she’s like I just sit down and stare at the wall like AW rip that’s so boring. Idk about you but I either sing in the shower or have deep thoughts. There’s no in between.

 

Hair Spray

Now this is another one that works on my sister. It makes my hair oily and more tangled but I don’t know – it works on some people!

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Other products I used before Protein:

  • Vatikaย 

If you find anything from Vatika, GRAB IT! It’s so good. But I can’t use creams and sprays anymore because they might clash with the protein and make it less effective.

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  • Tresemme Hair Spray

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I’m not sure if I used this exact one but tresemme is such a great hair company!

  • Aveda

I haven’t tried this but Kityp0p mentioned it in her latest post and it looks pretty good. I mean treats hair and there’s heat protection? Yes please.


 

Anddd that’s all for today.

Have you heard about the protein treatment?

What do you do in the shower? (ew that sounds creepy but I mean singing or staring at a wall like my sister?๐Ÿ˜‚)

What are your favourite hair products?

This is probably the last hair post I’m going to do so make sure to comment away and share your hair routines with me rnnn! I’ll see you in my next post.

Bayyy ๐Ÿ’ž

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36 thoughts on “Tackling Thick Hair // Protein Treatment, Hair Care Routine + More

  1. kittyp0p says:

    I got a keratin treatment YEARS ago, but I remember loving the way my hair felt afterwards! I think itโ€™s such a great way to treat yourself and also nourish your hairs every so often (: thanks for the mention at the end and I hope you find the Aveda product works well for you

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    • Bayance says:

      Yesss it feel so good! Ikr I definitely needed it to kick-start this year but I may repeat it again in the future. No problem Aveda seems really great I’ll def look into it for my sister or myself in the future!

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  2. Isa @theartofbeingisa says:

    My mom did a keratin treatment haha. I have wavy thick hair and it can be a PAIN. Its more on the straight side so sometimes it looks nice (sometimes meaning like once a month) and sometimes (the other 30/29 days) it looks all poofy. A tip that I have it to only shampoo your roots, and to only condition your ends. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have arguments with the wall in the shower. It’s weird, ik. But I win every dang time xD

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    • Bayance says:

      Oooh that’s cool. YES I totally feel you. I had thick straight hair when I was younger and suddenly puberty hit and bam huge curly hair. Like why ๐Ÿ˜ญ Hahahha omg yes. Sometimes my hair looks so nice but when I go to feel it it feels like freaking cardboard. OOH that’s a good tip! I condition concentrated to the ends because I feel like that’s where most my frizz is. Hahahha omg I’ve never tried that ๐Ÿ˜‚ sometimes I’d pretend I’m in a Turkish drama and just caught my cheating husband and now we’re having a heated talk. It’s weird but showers are comforting okay? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hahahha on your resume be like: “expert in debate…with the wall or course” ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks for reading!

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  3. Natalie Therese says:

    Whoa, girl, where has this been all my life?? I’m definitely looking into this. I usually either a) sing my favorite songs quietly because my shower echoes and I sound like a dying hyena, b) contemplate the mysteries of life, or c) come up with post ideas that sound ridiculous once I’m out of the shower. I’m sure your hair is gorgeous now! When we meet up under the Eiffel Tower in like 5 years maybe I can French braid it for you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great posy!
    ~Natalie

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  4. AGs in Alaska says:

    My hair is actually sort of on the thin side, but it’s curly, which makes up for it. I’M SO TIRED of it being a frizzball all the time, but I masque it (when I remember, XD), which mousturizes it. I stopped washing it every day, which I used to do, and now I wash it about three times a week. I used to comb it too, which I also don’t do anymore. I think it’s maybe starting to look better. IDK. I used to sit and stare at the wall like your sister while it was masques too, LOL. YOU NEED TO POST A PIC OF YOUR HAIR!!! (In the shower, I just think about the awful week of school ahead of me, which is extremely depressing but what else am I supposed to do at 7:30 in the morning???)

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    • Bayance says:

      Ooh I can imagine that – so pretty! YES masques work really well on my sister but I haven’t tried many varieties. Which one do you use? Yess washing it three times is probably the healthiest. I used to not comb it for the longest time because I was way too lazy but that’s how it got tangled so how do you not comb it and have it soft? Teach me your waysss. Hahahahhaha omg ๐Ÿ˜‚ I would but I wear a hijab so I can’t show my hair to males that aren’t my immediate family. And I wouldn’t risk social media so if we ever meet in Alaska? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Awww what. Okay I usually joke about how school sucks but this year is pretty good for me. We have a really exciting project in drama class rn and I literally can’t wait. Plus we’re almost approaching finals so all the assignments are getting more creative and fun. I hope everything works out with you tho and take drama class in high school – sometimes it’s the only thing I look forward to ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. sophie says:

    heheh, gosh this is SUCH the opposite of abbieโ€™s and my hair! aghhh, the difference! our hair is thin (growing thicker by the year though, yay! wait.. yay?) and reallllyyyy straight. like flat straight. but it was super fun reading this post (love the hair gifs btw), and i might try out the dora technique! thanks for the suggestion! great post, Bay! soph xo

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    • Bayance says:

      Gurl actually tell me how because my hair is not going to calm down any time soon. I guess if it’s really flat you’d miss having some volume but trust me, when you do, you’ll be like why is my hair a jungle?! Hahah thank youuu! Prepare for the torture of everyone being like “WHERE’S BOOTS?” and “Which way do you want to go today?”. I guess people are more grown up now but ugh 4th grade don’t get me started. Tysm sophie!!

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  6. Amber says:

    I have such thick hair and it is such a pain to dry! ๐Ÿ˜ซ Iโ€™ve discovered this spray that Iโ€™m going to do a blog post about that speeds up drying, I can recommend it as when Iโ€™m (attempting) to dry my hair with a hair dryer it takes ages and itโ€™s so knotty and wavy! Everybody is like โ€˜your so luck with thick hair.โ€™ And Iโ€™m like, โ€˜Do you know how long it took me to tame this into a ponytail?! Itโ€™s s like trying to tame a lionโ€™. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m definitely going to look into this treatment, looks like it could save a lot of time and now I know it doesnโ€™t damage your hair, well, JACKPOT! ๐Ÿ˜Š Great post Bayance, can totally relate! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Amber xx

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    • Bayance says:

      IKRRR!! It takes so longgg. GURL YES I GET THAT STRUGGLE! I can’t wait for the post. YES YES YES! ๐Ÿ‘ It totally does it but I can’t just leave it or else it’ll go wild again – just not tangled. Tysm and I can so relate with your comment โค

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