CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: A woman has a hair treatment in a salon on March 15, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. Hairdressers in Wales can resume work today after having to put down their scissors in December, when nonessential businesses were closed due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. Hairdressers and nail salons remain closed in England. (Photo by Polly Thomas/Getty Images)
The Ultimate Guide To Protein Treatments For Your Hair
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In recent years, protein treatments have gained immense popularity for their ability to give you shiny, bouncy, strong, and silky hair. But before you hop on the trend, there are multiple factors you should consider to ensure that your hair doesn't wind up suffering from excess protein — you can have too much of a good thing.
To find out if your hair needs a protein treatment, lightly grab one strand of hair and see if it stretches or breaks right away. Highly breakable hair lacks moisture and will benefit from extra keratin, the active protein found in healthy hair. The good news is there are many types of protein treatments that can fit your money or time budget.
While shopping, look for products that contain keratin, biotin, amino acids, and silk protein. Carefully follow package instructions for at-home products to avoid protein overload, or mix up your own home remedy with ingredients like yogurt, avocado, coconut milk, and banana. If you're still not seeing any results, consult a stylist for a professional protein treatment.
To avoid overwhelming your hair with too much protein, the key is to use the right amount of product and avoid repeating treatments too frequently. This will ensure that your hair gets adequate keratin to restore moisture and reverse the signs of damage, while avoiding stiffness, dryness, and other consequences of protein overload.