In this video, I share how I make and use gelatin as a protein treatment.
*** Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, boiled crushed bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals. --Wikipedia
***The Knox Gelatin website calls gelatin a "natural" protein.
***The book where I found the recipe: Naturally Healthy Hair: Herbal Treatments and Daily Care for Fabulous Hair by Mary Beth Janssen. I purchased it from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com), and it is $12.45.
***Hair was a little dry after treatment. Next time, I will leave the moisturizing conditioner in longer and sit under my steamer or hooded dryer. Hair bounced back to "normal" after about five days. I spritzed hair every day with my aloe vera gel spray.
***I washed my hair 13 days after the treatment and steamed my hair for 40 minutes. My hair felt GREAT the next day.
***I used about 5 ounces and had 4 ounces left over. I think it is possible to cut this recipe in half.
***Gelatin will make hair slightly stiff. Apply very carefully and try not to agitate hair once gelatin in on it.
***You can find Knox Gelatine at the grocery store in the baking goods aisle.
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Hi, Deep condition after the treatment is a good move, but instead of adding the Softee, you should have used either; Olive oil, Argan oil and or Coconut oil, just a little goes a long way and let it dry naturally w/o the twisting. Your hair would have been much softer have you not used Softee .
I normally put mine on and sit under dryer until the strands dry, not my scalp. I then rinse apply deep conditioner and sit under steamer. My breakage seems to discontinue and my hair is moisturized. I believe that deep conditioning after the treatment is crucial.
when I was a little girl my mom use to mix knox gelatin in my OJ she said it increase hair an nail growth... when I was in the tenth grade my hair length grew to the middle of my back and it was so thick
So glad you made this video. I had been looking for an alternative protein treatment than eggs and I heard gelatin was a subtle option. When I where braids, twists, and yarn, my hair sheds a lot as you described, I have been frustrated because I really want to do more protective styles... Will be trying this method right away and let you know how it works ;-)
hi nappynfree i tried my first ayurvedic powder paste and my hair is so soft and rich looking!! thanks so much for the info... Is this something i can do on a weekly basis? Also i had a little bit more shedding than i would have liked have you heard anything about black tea rinses for help with shedding? thanks once again!!!
Yes!!!! Same here I was not deep conditioning my hair enough and I started too see those little broken hairs. I got an inch cut off and started deep conditioning every week. Although the breakage decreased it has not stopped so I was thinking of giving myself a good protein treatment. Today I logged on, only to see this video.... IT WAS MEANT TO BE!!! 🙌🙏