Poor ecology, constant stress, unbalanced diet, regular use of hair dryers, straighteners and cosmetics - all this negatively affects the condition of our hair and its appearance. Women are forced to spend more and more energy on care for weakened curls.
Tired hair requires treatment and rehabilitation. And one of the fairly common recovery methods is the use of special cosmetics, which are incredibly abundant on store shelves. It is difficult to immediately navigate the abundance of products for the restoration of curls and understand what determines their healing properties.
For example, everyone has heard of a product like creatine shampoo. But what is the main active ingredient included in the composition is not known to everyone. How to determine if you need this tool? And how does it work on hair?
What is keratin
Keratin is a complex protein, its mechanical strength is second only to chitin (from biological substances). Human hair and nails are mainly composed ofhim. The largest amount is in the hair (up to 80%).
The role of keratin in how hair looks is decisive. Elasticity, elasticity, shine of curls and their structure depend on this substance. In curly hair, keratin is soft, while in straight hair it is dense. With its lack, the appearance of the curls worsens, they become faded and brittle. And you can replenish the missing reserves with the help of nutrition or special hair care products.
Another very popular way is straightening strands with keratin. This is a procedure in which a special composition is applied to the hair and dried with a conventional straightening iron. Keratin replenishment makes curls straighter, adds shine, elasticity and silkiness to them. At home, you can use keratin shampoo for this purpose. The price of products of this type is slightly higher than the cost of conventional hair wash.
Properties of shampoos with keratin
Keratin shampoos for home use can do a lot:
- have a straightening effect;
- make curls obedient;
- Provides shine and bounce to hair.
Professional keratin shampoos have all of the above properties, as well as deeply cleanse the hair, open the cuticle for nutrients, improve the effect of the subsequent hair straightening procedure.
Use often a specialized shampoowith keratin is undesirable, especially this warning applies to oily hair. Since the use of such a tool has negative consequences:
- weighting effect;
- possibility of dandruff;
- quite fast loss of attractive appearance of hair after washing.
Choosing a quality product from a trusted brand will help you avoid negative consequences.
The most effective are the tools designed for professionals. But they are expensive, and it is better to use them in beauty salons. For home use, a keratin shampoo with a weaker effect is suitable. This will minimize possible risks.
Today, this strong protein is found in hair care products from many global brands and new cosmetics manufacturers. And it is up to you whether you use keratin shampoo to restore or straighten curls.