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Benefits of Keratin on Your Hair

There’s some confusion among the generations about keratin. Older individuals were always told that healthy hair depends on protein. Younger people refer to keratin protein. The truth is that both are correct. Hair does need protein and keratin is a protein that smooths the overlapping cells of hair called the cuticle. It provides structural protection for hair strands.

People aren’t the only organisms that utilize keratin. The protein is a key component found in feathers, hooves, horns and wool. When applied to human hair, keratin smooths and can last up to 6 months. It requires between 2 and 4 hours for the application.

A variety of shampoos and conditioners contain keratin, but for the best effects, get a salon treatment by a professional. Keratin has a variety of benefits for hair. It makes manes shiny, aids in controlling frizz, and can reduce the appearance of split ends. A keratin treatment makes hair more manageable, especially for those with thick hair and is beneficial for hair growth.

A by-product of a keratin treatment is that many individuals discover that their hair dries faster when blow dryers are used. Those faster drying times also means they can air dry more often, thereby reducing the damage to locks by hot styling tools. Keratin strengthens hair, making it less likely to break and sustain other types of damage.

Water matters a great deal after a keratin treatment. Individuals will need to wait 3 to 4 days after their treatment to wash their hair. Locks should usually be cleansed 2 to 3 times per week thereafter. Salt water and chlorinated water will shorten the effects of the treatment.

A word of warning – keratin treatments can cause hair loss if used too frequently and they’re not recommended for pregnant women. Many keratin treatments contain chemicals such as formaldehyde that cause itching, burning and irritation of the scalp. However, there are some types of keratin treatments that don’t contain formaldehyde. It’s important that individuals discuss getting a keratin treatment with their salon professional.

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