How to use Aphogee Two step treatment
Good morning everyone. In my last post, I showed you guys how overprocessed my hair was after relaxing it and I was pretty uspet about it! I decided that I needed some heavy duty protein treatment. This post is basically about how to use Aphogee two step treatment to treat damaged or overprocessed hair.
The ingredients in Aphogee two step protein treatment are as follows: Deionized Water, Hydrolyzed Animal Protein, Magnesium Sulfate, Citric Acid, Ethylene Urea, Dimethylol Urea, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Magnesium Carbonate, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance.
When to use Aphogee 2-step protein treatment
- A few days to a week before you relax your hair. When you relax your hair, the relaxer breaks down protein bonds in your hair. Using Aphogee 2-step treatment just before your relax your hair helps to enrich your hair with protein and minimise the potential damage from relaxers. Many people use this treatment for this purpose.
- Every 6 weeks as a way to incorporate protein conditioners into your hair care regimen. As it is a very strong treatment, it is advised that you use it at intervals of not less than 6 weeks.
- On damaged hair/a few days after relaxing your hair. This is what I did. Wait at least 24 hours after relaxing before using Aphogee 2-step.
In the past, I have not had good experience using this Aphogee two step protein treatment cos’ I was left with hair that felt so hard, brittle and difficult to comb. This time, I armed myself with conditioners that I knew would do the job of softening my hair after the treatment.
How to use Aphogee two step treatment
These are the steps you should follow when doing an Aphogee 2-step protein treatment (for whatever reason you choose):
- First clarify your hair. I didn’t bother clarifying because I had washed my hair very well on my relaxer day which was just a few days before this treatment.
- It’s watery and can get messy. Put it in a spray bottle if you have one. if you have any old bottle of detangling spray, you could use this. Spray it generously all over your hair.
- Comb through your hair from the roots upwards (lightly) to spread the treatment.
- When it dries, it can get hard and stick to anything it dries on. If your hair is longer than armpit length, you might want to just tie a towel. Otherwise, it will stick to your blouse when it is dry.
- Sit underneath a dryer. If you don’t have one, use a blow dryer but be careful not to manipulate your hair as it dries. If you don’t have any dryer at all, go about your day until it dries.
- When it dries, stand underneath the shower allowing the water to just run through your hair. Don’t manipulate your hair until you feel it soften up.
- After you have rinsed it off completely, you can now apply Aphogee balancing moisturizer. I personally don’t think that this is good enough to reverse the hardness from the Two-step treatment. If you don’t have the balancing moisturizer, Roux Porosity Control Conditioner (old version) is a good alternative. I applied Roux Porosity Control Conditioner to my hair for about 3 minutes before rinsing it off. Take note that he new version has some protein in it.
- You can proceed to style your hair if you wish. However, I advise that you use a very good moisturizing conditioner to get your hair back to a soft state. I used Silk Dreams Avocado pudding.
- Dry your hair as you normally would!
My hair still needs a lot of nursing but it looks a little better!
I intend to do another treatment in 6 weeks and stretch the time between my relaxers to 12 this time! Take care everyone.
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