There are a lot of ins and outs when it comes to taking care of natural hair. From using the right shampoos to knowing what works best for protective styling to changing up your routine from season to season, naturals must always be on in order to maintain healthy hair.

Proper care is not something that should be taken lightly regardless if you are natural or have relaxed hair. I know that there are some that don’t feel the need to really have a regimen in place and that is their right. But if you want healthy hair, you have to deliberately plan for healthy hair.

One of the things that’s an important part of your hair care process are protein treatments. People have their opinions about them but when it comes down to it, protein makes your hair strong. It allows for reconstruction to take place and it is important to grow your hair. Furthermore, using protein treatments will help prevent breakage and repair your hair. You need them in your life!

Here are a few products with great protein treatments that you can try right now on your hair.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Treatment

It goes without saying that Shea Moisture is an industry standard. They rarely disappoint with their products and countless naturals swear by them as the reason for their beautiful hair. The brand’s Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque is an excellent option for a protein treatment. It is ideals for natural, chemically treated and or color treated hair. It will rebuild and help grow your hair as it nurtures and softens.

It’s A Miracle Hair Mask

This is a great product if you haven’t made the plunge into natural hair. It’s a Miracle Hair Mask is formulated for color treated, heat styled and processed hair. It can be used as a daily conditioner or as a deep conditioning treatment that does a wonderful job at repairing hair. With oat kernel extract, apricot kernel oil and linseed extract, it is a powerful agent that users have found extremely effective.

Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment

While it may be a little more on the expensive side, it is worth it. If your hair needs a major dose of protein, is brittle, weak or damaged from too many chemicals, then Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment will help get you back on the right track. It is ideal as an intense once a month treatment as it fills in the cracks of your hair shaft to give it the boost it needs. You really can’t go wrong with this one.

Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor

This reconstructor re-energizes tired and damaged hair. Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor also promotes thickness and volume by filling in porous hair with helpful proteins. This is a great one for chemically damaged, over-processed or heat damaged hair. It is very affordable and serves as a good addition to your hair care mix.

Hydratherma Naturals- Protein Leave In

If you need a lighter option, then Hydratherma Naturals- Protein Leave In is a nice one to have on hand. It brings balance to your hair by penetrating your hair shaft to prevent breakage. It also detangles and increases flexibility as well as protects your hair from heat damage during styling. All of this and more are desired benefits in a protein treatment product.

Giving your hair the best is paramount to its health. If you aren’t doing some kind of protein treatment at least once a month, considering adding one of these products to your routine.