DIY Protein Conditioner : Gelatin
Tori asks, 'I read your article on hydrolyzed proteins and I see that you do not recommend eggs for a protein conditioner, so what I can I use instead. I am a DIY girl, I do not want to purchase aphogee.'
What are hydrolyzed proteins?
Tori is talking about this article which talks all about proteins and size - Size matters!
What is my suggestion for a DIY protein conditioner?
Gelatin is my suggestion. It is hydrolysed protein (usually pork). The recipe is simple, just make the gelatin up as per the instructions on your pack and apply it to your hair. Gelatin can be tricky to use as it can easily form lumps, use hot water instead of cold to help prevent this and of course allow the mix to cool before using it. Once you are done, rinse and follow up with a moisturising conditioner.
Gelatin is actually routinely used by synchronised swimmers to keep hair from being displaced by the water, the process is called knoxing. Knox is a brand of gelatin in US. I found a video to illustrate it, isn't it fascinating!