Quick question: Did you know your hair is made up of protein?
Each hair strand is made up of a protein called keratin which gives it structure and strength. Hair that is deficient in protein is lifeless and weak. If your hair feels limp and sticky, it may need a protein treatment.
However, using products that feed the hair with too much protein could result in another problem entirely. You could disrupt the balance of moisture and protein, leaving your hair stiff and dry. So, it is important that you speak with your haircare specialist before choosing your course of action.
Below are five reasons to consider protein treatment for your hair and how you can strike a balance so you’re not feeding your hair with too much of it.
- Restore damaged hair
If your hair is breaking, falling out or severely damaged, protein will help to build it back up and basically reconstruct it. You would need to get a protein treatment that deeply penetrates and strengthens your hair.
- Improve hair elasticity
When you pull a wet strand of your hair and it breaks instead of reverting to its original state, you might need protein treatment to help restore hair elasticity.
- Maintain your curls
If you have curly hair, protein treatments will function to maintain hair curl and form, keeping your hair fresh and lustrous.
- Protect your hair cuticle from heat damage
Before you apply direct heat to your hair, you would need to get a good protein treatment to keep your hair from heat damage.
- Restore freshness to your newly coloured hair
Hair dyes and bleach often affect your hair's natural protein. Getting a protein treatment will help to restore freshness to your hair when you have just coloured it.
Wondering how to get started?
You can purchase protein treatments at your local beauty supply store, prepare it by yourself at home or contact your specialist at Riza for a custom blend. Another thing to remember is that consistency is key. Try every 4-6 weeks.
And don't forget to moisturize! Our all-time favourite moisturizer, the Riza Hydrating Hair Mist, is specially formulated to improve softness and strength, moisturize your hair and leave it looking glossy.