Protein treatments are a necessary component of a healthy hair routine, especially if you frequently style and comb your hair. Proteins are used as a temporary solution to hair breakage and maintaining healthy hair. Even if you do not style your hair and wear it as naturally as possible, protein treatments can be very helpful in retaining hair moisture. It is important to maintain a balance of moisture and proteins.
The result of protein treatments is healthier looking and feeling hair.
Protein regimes for heavily styled hair (includes color and/or heat):
• Restore hair elasticity with a product that contains protein, collagen, and elastin.
• Make trips to a salon regularly to have a protein treatment with magnesium applied with heat. These protein treatments decrease hair breakage and retain moisture.
Protein regimes for hair with regular or frequent breakage:
• Use a deep conditioning mask with Argan oil and vitamins B5, D, A and E. Products with these components prevent breakage and increase hair elasticity without compromising the strength of the hair.
• Use a monthly hair treatment with keratin amino acids to strengthen hair and generally maintain the moisture-protein balance of the hair.
Because hair is made up of proteins, it is also important to have a diet packed with proteins to maintain healthy hair, skin, and nails. Hair is one of the biggest indicators of internal health. If there is not enough protein in your diet, your hair will suffer.
Excellent sources of protein include: chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products, eggs, and nuts.
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