So I was looking around online for some new hair products and found out that I never blogged about protein and moisture! Hair is made-up of dead protein. When caring for your hair you can do protein and moisture treatments. But what is the right balance? There is a difference between them and I thought, I’m sitting here doing nothing. Why not make a post about it 🙂
Protein is very important for damaged hair. When damaging your hair, the level protein drops. This makes your hair weak and brittle, and it will break off.
If you use products with protein in them, it makes your hair stronger. This is really good if you dye (especially bleach!) your hair. But you can’t use to much protein or it will become so strong and dry that it will break off.
If your hair is very damaged it’s best to often use products with protein in them. The 3 main protein in products are: Keratin, hydrolyzed wheat protein and hydrolyzed silk protein. After you’re noticing your hair is getting healthier, you want to use it less often. Trust me on this one! I’ve made the mistake. Your hair will become dry and straw like and you just don’t know what you’re doing wrong.
Moisture makes hair supple and luscious. If you have damaged hair, but didn’t do any drastic changes with your hair. It’s best to use products with moisture. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to use a protein treatment ones in a while.
Moisture is still very important to make it soft shiny and frizz-free.
So, in short: Protein strengthens the hair and moisture makes it soft and shiny. The best is to find a good balance between the two.
Hope it was a bit help full, xoxo Marlon