These deep moisture and protein treatments are designed to be used once a month in the summertime, and up to twice a month in winter; more often if your hair is damaged to help give it life again. Olaplex No. 3 (can be used weekly) to help revive chemically processed curls and help your hair retain more water which equals less frizz. These treatments (with the exception of Olaplex) work best and get maximized in the hair when you add heat after applying and let sit for 20-30 mins. You can use a hood dryer for this, or purchase a Microwaveable Deep Conditioning Heat Cap here in the store if you don't have one. Don't forget to grab some disposable shower caps as you'll need these!
How do you know which treatment your hair needs? Read below:
If your hair feels dry, it likely needs a moisture treatment and all types of curly hair can benefit from a moisture treatment, especially in winter. The more curly your hair is, the more often you will use a moisture treatment (wavy = use monthly...super curly = use weekly).
*If your hair is colour treated (colour or highlights), or chemically treated (straightening treatments, perms, etc.) then your hair needs a protein treatment at least once a month, as the protein has been stripped/damaged from the chemical process and your hair has lost elasticity. Protein treatments will help replace what was lost in the chemical processes. Make sure you rinse these completely out and follow with a moisture treatment so the hair won't feel dry/brittle. *Your hair can also benefit from an Olaplex Treatment. It is neither a protein or moisture treatment, but a bond rebuilder. Read the product description for more info and usage instructions.
I have listed below all the options for you so you know which one you are looking for.
DevaCurl Heaven in Hair
DevaCurl Melt into Moisture
Hair and Skin Essentials Hair Quench Hair Mask
Biolage Hydrasource Aloe Mask
Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment
DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair
Treatments with a mix of moisture and protein together:
Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein
Mop Top Deep Conditioner
Innersense Hydrating Hair Mask
I always recommend following up a protein treatment with a moisture treatment if possible.
If you try the treatment and your hair is more dry/crispy than before you started, your hair doesn't like protein as much (this is a rare occurrence, but one you should be aware of). Those people who find that situation happens should then stick to more moisture laden products instead.
If your hair starts to feel limp using a moisture treatment, try using it less often as it may be over moisturized or it's too much for your fine/thin hair. You want to aim for somewhere in the middle; not brittle from dryness, and not limp from over moisturizing.