'Neutral Protein Filler' by Colorful Products Inc.
If your hair likes protein, then the Neutral Protein Filler is a product that may well be an excellent addition to your line-up. Read on... :)
Developed with colouring processes in mind (for which it is also excellent as a pre and post colour-care treatment), this product has interestingly become a popular product among curl communities globally for it's capacity to improve the lasting power of curl formations by repairing previously damaged protein bonds, adding body and volume, and equalising porosity along the hair length.
Hydration is key for curly hair types, so if your hair is very dry and thirsty, focus primarily on establishing and maintaining a consistent and effective hydration routine.
Once that is established, and you're confidently on your way with this, if you find that your curl formations droop and don't have much 'muscle', a protein treatment or ongoing addition of protein to your hair's diet may be helpful.
Maybe your formations droop because you've undertaken damage previously in the form of chemical processes like colouring, bleaching and foils, or maybe it is from heat damage. It is also possible that just due to your texture and porosity, you can find that there is little 'strength' in your curl formations. Cue; wavy-curlies who go to bed curly, but wake up wavy-straight-mushed...
If you find that your hair responds well to a rice water rinse or other protein ingredients in products, but you want a more targeted and bespoke way of adding protein to your hair's diet, using the NPF (Neutral Protein Filler) as an addition in your hydration routine or styling product application could be very helpful.
TIPS ON USAGE FROM DONNA:
In the shower or on washday, dilute 1 part NPF to 2 parts water. Apply to hair (I pour my mix on to wet hair from a bowl). While it is on the hair, use your normal non-lathering cleanser and/or conditioner and proceed with your usual hydration routine. Leave for up to 20 minutes for a more intensive treatment session. Once done, rinse out.
Or add some to your styling products at the time of application. If doing this, you will not be rinsing out, so go easy on the amount - start with just a few drops each time you choose to add any to your styling routine.
TIPS ON USAGE FROM COLORFUL PRODUCTS Inc:
(Remember, this was designed as a product to mitigate the damage that occurs when colouring)
When tinting: Apply 1-2 ounces to towel damp hair for 20 minutes. Blot excess from hair, do not rinse, apply colour as usual.
When touching up re-growth: After touching up new growth, add 1-2 ounces of NPF to the colour/developer mix and pull through the hair ends. Allow to remain on hair ends for 20 minutes.
Refrigerate remaining undiluted product.
Neutral Protein Filler contains bio-active protein and if diluted and stored, may spoil.
Aqua, Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (and) Wheat Oligosaccharides, Keratin Amino Acids, Aloe Barbadensis, Humullus Lupulus, Urfica Dioica, 1, 3, Bix(Hydroxymethyl)5, 5 Dimethylimidazolidine-2, 4Dione, Methyl ester 4 Hydrozxybenzoic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Polysorbate-20, Parfum.