It’s easy to get wrapped up in your normal washday with shampoo and conditioner weekly but it’s important to add protein treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.
Hair is essentially made of a protein called keratin. A lot of activities including dyeing the hair and the usage of too much heat can cause it to breakdown. Protein treatments help strengthen your strands and the overall health of your hair.
It’s important that your hair has the proper protein-moisture balance to prevent breakage after a protein treatment and so it’s advised to get this treatment done by professionals. High-end protein treatments contain natural combinations that harden the hair and if you don’t know what you’re doing, it will cause you to damage your hair even more.
As said earlier, it’s important to acknowledge that there’s something called protein-moisture balance of hair. If your hair lacks protein, it results in breakage. If your hair lacks moisture, it also results in breakage. Applying a protein treatment leaves the hair hardened so it’s important to deep-condition the hair right after to seal in moisture.
It’s important that you try to buy hair products carefully formulated to form protein treatments and not use food stuff from your kitchen. Read more about why food shouldn’t be put in the hair to provide protein here.
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