Be sure to check the ingredients on your hair products. The ingredients that you should avoid are: sulfate, alcohol, mineral oil and petroleum. If your hair products contain any of these, you should stop using it IMMEDIATELY!
Petroleum and mineral oil clog your pores. They also cause dryness on the scalp, making it unable to absorb moisture and your hair will be prone to additional damage. If your moisturizer contains mineral oil or petroleum, switch to one without these ingredients. The moisture must get to the cortex, the source of dry hair. Mineral oil and petroleum only lye on the surface of the hair and prevent moisture from penetrating. Avoid moisturizers containing protein, which can cause excessive dryness.
When shopping for a shampoo, avoid conditioning shampoos, as the additives contained in conditioners will prevent the shampoo from doing its work of properly cleaning your hair.
Vitamins included in hair products are nothing more than a marketing ploy designed to convince you to purchase. Dollars spent on hair care products containing vitamins is literally money down the drain. Externally applied vitamins and minerals generally have no affect on the hair, because hair has no life or ability to absorb vitamins and minerals. Remember, nutrients (vitamins & minerals) work best when taking internally. Daily doses of vitamins and minerals help to maintain healthy hair. They are essential for beautiful hair growth. Including nutritional supplements in your diet is certainly one way to assure yourself that you are getting the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs for growing longer, healthier hair.
According to Aphogee.com, Aphogee Protein Treatment is recommended only for hair that is intensely damaged with some noticeable breakage. Using such a potent mixture on mildly damaged hair is not advised because too much protein can actually make the hair follicles become too rigid causing them to break off when any stress (styling, combing) is applied.
Harsh ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate/sodium laureth sulfate are known to strip the hair of valuable moisture, leaving the scalp dry and itchy. Select a sulfate-free shampoo with no added conditioning ingredients.