After my most recent bout with heat damage, I wasn't too sure how to go about getting my curls back. I wore my hair straight for Easter Sunday but decided to use the flat iron again later in the week after using oils in my hair. My curls did not revert back like they normally did when I wore my hair straight and I was afraid that the damage was permanent. Was I upset? You damn skippy I was! I couldn't believe that I let this happen again. Not only that, I just chopped off 1/2" of damage at the start of the year which gave me curls galore. Now I was right back where I started and worse.
After watching that, I went to the hair forums and read articles for more info on how the protein treatment worked. Basically, heat can cause significant damage to the cuticle layer of the hair strand. This is the protective outer layer (imagine tiny shingles that overlap one another). Once these cuticles are damaged, the hair is vulnerable and more prone to dryness and breakage. The protein in the Aphogee treatment helps to fill in the gaps where the hair strand is missing these important little pieces.