Why You Should Be Using Hydrolyzed Keratin ProteinThursday, June 06, 2013
Did You Know That?
- Hair consists of about 80% Keratin.
- Keratin will strengthen all 3 layers of the hair i.e. Cuticle, Cortex and Medulla.
- Keratin protein is the strongest of the proteins found in hair products.
Why is Hydrolyzed Protein Important?
Hydrolyze means to break up into smaller pieces, in a nonspecific manner, basically to fragment the protein. The Hydrolyzed Keratin proteins have been broken down in order to deposit itself on to the hair shaft in the regions of porosity and damage due to it’s low molecular structure. The Hydrolyzed Keratin Proteins are small enough to go beyond the cuticle and penetrate the hair shaft due to it's low molecular weight; therefore, reducing damage.
Since hair is made from Keratin, it is by far the best protein to treat hair that has been damaged by chemicals and heavy manipulation. Keratin is known to replace the amino acid cysteine, which is lost during chemical processing. The cysteine bridges are broken, during the chemical process, resulting in a damaged and weakened hair. Hydrolyzed Keratin increases the amount of cysteine available to the hair, thus, minimizing damage and increasing tensile strength. Keratin has a unique strength and protective quality. Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein particles are known to fill in the cracks along damaged areas in the hair shaft subsequently strengthening the hair, increasing elasticity and volume. Due to its moisture binding capabilities, Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein increases the moisture content in the hair, restoring luster, body, and increasing manageability.
Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein Is Not...
A permanent ‘fix’ for damaged hair/split ends! Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein is ‘attracted’ to the hair and it will still rinse off the hair eventually - in fact rather quickly.
How Can I Repair Damaged hair?
By applying protein reconstructor treatments (with Keratin) to your hair regularly to maintain the desired result. By conditioning with products that contain Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein, you are effectively replacing the missing and damaged keratin from your hair, thus, keeping the hair strong, resilient, as well as pliable.