As we already know, protein is an important component of a balanced diet. We automatically associate the intake of protein with building muscles - and thus strengthening the body from within. But can proteins also have an external effect, for example on our hair? Absolutely! It is important to know that our hair is a complex fiber made up of dead cells, water, lipids, keratin (water-insoluble fiber proteins), pigments, and trace elements.
Over 300 proteins have now been identified in human hair, so it only seems logical that treatment with proteins has a regenerative effect on damaged hair. We explain when and how you should use proteins for your hair.
The question now remains: if our hair is made up of proteins, why does it need an additional protein supply from the outside? The main reason: The hair loses moisture and nutrients very quickly due to incorrect care and external environmental factors - such as UV radiation. The keratin in the hair slowly begins to become porous. As a result, the hair loses its strength and elasticity, because the hair fiber cracks, breaks, or splits. That is why it makes sense to rebuild, support, and strengthen the protein matrix of the hair.
The benefit of the right keratin hair care, such as shampoos, conditioners, and keratin masks? The contained protein components bind directly to the hair follicle and can harden the cuticle. This creates a protective barrier around the follicle that protects against further damage. Protein treatments can therefore be used specifically to restore and seal the cuticle, i.e. the outer cuticle. This means that important nutrients are better retained in the hair.
In principle, keratin treatments are suitable for all hair types. Because they do not cause any damage, but protect and strengthen the outer cuticle of the hair fibers. However, porous, dehydrated, damaged, color-treated, extremely dry hair benefits most from the special keratin products at home. Keratin treatments are also offered in the salon. However, these differ significantly from those at home, because this is a permanent hair straightening. In the chemical process, the hair is closed individually so that it remains smooth even after several washes.
There are now a number of keratin treatments that strengthen our hair from the outside with regular use and make a visible difference in the hair structure. The protein-enriched conditioners, shampoos, hair conditioners, and keratin masks have a long-term effect on the density, elasticity, and strength of the hair. So the hair can automatically grow longer and is healthier.
It is not difficult to use: they are used exactly like conventional care products. For heavily damaged hair, a nourishing keratin cure, mask or special keratin oil treatment should be used once a week so that the keratin stores of damaged hair are replenished. The result: hair like silk!