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Moisture vs. Protein: Which Treatment Does Your Afro Hair Need?

Written by: Mimi Kone



Time to read 3 min

When it comes to Afro hair care, the journey is as unique as the curls and coils that adorn our heads. Whether you're rocking a natural mane or have opted for a relaxed look, one thing remains constant: the need for proper care. And at the heart of this care lies the age-old debate - Moisture or Protein? Today, we're diving deep into this topic to help you understand which treatment your hair is yearning for.

Understanding Hair Porosity

Before we delve into the moisture vs. protein conundrum, it's essential to grasp the concept of hair porosity. In simple terms, porosity refers to your hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture. Depending on the gaps and holes in your hair shaft, porosity is classified into three types:

Low Porosity: Hair cuticles are tightly packed, making it challenging for moisture to penetrate.

Medium Porosity: Hair has a balanced porosity, allowing for an even distribution of moisture.

High Porosity: Hair cuticles have gaps, causing it to absorb moisture quickly but also lose it just as fast.

Knowing your hair's porosity can be a game-changer. It not only helps in choosing the right products but also in determining whether your hair needs moisture, protein, or a bit of both.

woman combing afro hair Photo by Anna Shvets:

Moisture vs. Protein: The Balancing Act

Afro hair, with its unique texture, often craves moisture. Moisture keeps the hair soft, flexible, and less prone to breakage. If your hair feels dry, brittle, and lacks shine, it's screaming for a moisture boost. Enter Mimi et Mina's Moisture Boost Treatment - a luxurious experience designed to quench your hair's thirst and restore its natural sheen.

On the other hand, protein treatments are all about strength. If you notice excessive breakage, shedding, or if your hair feels gummy when wet, it's a sign that your hair needs protein. Our Protein Strengthening Treatment is crafted to reinforce the hair structure, filling in the gaps in the cuticle and making your hair resilient.

So, Which Treatment is Right for You?

The answer lies in listening to your hair. Regularly assess its health and needs. If it feels weak, go for protein. If it's parched, moisture is the answer. And remember, it's all about balance. Too much moisture can make the hair limp, while excessive protein can make it stiff and brittle.

The Mimi et Mina Experience

At Mimi et Mina, we believe in offering women of colour a high-end service in a serene, aesthetic environment. Our treatments are not just about hair; they're about the experience, the ambiance, and the expert touch. And the best part? Our moisture and protein treatments can be added to any service you choose. So, while you're getting pampered, why not give your hair the extra love it deserves?

woman under the shower with water running through her hair

Nutrient Boost: Hair Growth Supplements

Consider incorporating hair growth supplements or products enriched with biotin, keratin, and vitamins A, C, and E into your routine. These nutrients are the building blocks for healthy hair growth, providing your locks with the nourishment they crave.

Listening to Your Hair’s Whispers

Pay attention to your hair’s needs and signs of distress. If you notice excessive shedding or breakage, it might be time to reassess your hair care routine or consult with our professional stylists at Mimi et Mina.

Elevate Your Hair Game with Mimi et Mina

While extensions may not directly accelerate hair growth, they are a fantastic way to add length, volume, and glamour to your look. At Mimi et Mina, we’re passionate about helping you achieve the hair of your dreams with our premium products and personalized services.

Whether you’re seeking hand-tied extensions, a vibrant new color, or a pampering beauty session, our talented team is ready to make your hair fantasies come true. We believe in the power of feeling confident and beautiful, and we’re here to embark on this transformative journey with you.

So, step into our enchanting salon at Mimi et Mina, and let’s create hair magic together! Your journey to luscious, healthy locks is just a salon appointment away


Afro hair care is a beautiful journey of discovery, understanding, and love. Whether you need moisture, protein, or both, the key is to stay informed, listen to your hair, and treat it with the care it deserves.

Ready to embark on this journey with us? Book your treatment and other salon services at Mimi et Mina. And remember, while you're indulging in our services, consider adding a moisture or protein treatment for that extra touch of luxury. Book Now.


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