Hair treatment

What does keratin do to the body and hair?

In the continuation of the Thirteen Academy training today, we are going to talk about hair care and the effect of keratin on the skin; Stay with us in the future

Keratin provides support and protection in your body and it’s good to know that Your hair, nails and skin rely on the amount of keratin in your body for their overall health and wellness. Your glands and organs also contain keratin it’s a normal substance in your body.

The fact is Keratin is very strong, so it won’t dissolve in diluted acids, alkalines, solvents or waters. Your body has many chemicals in it normally, and none of them affect keratin. Therefore, many believe that keratin treatments are beneficial for wellness of their their hair, nails and skin.

Do I really need keratin for my hair?

Your body actually produces keratin naturally.
All animals are like that , animal fur, feathers, hooves and horns also consist of keratin. The keratin in keratin hair treatments usually comes from ground-up animal parts. Yep! , so if you’re a vegan you may not want to use these products!
Obviously Keratin is the primary component of hair, so many people believe that taking keratin supplements makes their hair stronger or more well . However, there are no studies that conclude that keratin supplements make your hair stronger so it’s kinda a waste of money.
Many people also believe that shampoos and conditioners infused with keratin oil make their hair healthier or thicker. Studies have shown that shampoos and conditioners that contain keratin hydrolysates can make your hair stronger, brighter and softer and can heal the damages , so a big yes to that!

Getting a keratin hair treatment is really a personal decision to start with but It makes your hair shiny and silky and soft while also reducing frizz. However, the treatment is usually expensive, and it may have negative effects on your body that we’ll talk about later.

Keratin hair treatments are chemical protein treatments that They’re sometimes called Brazilian blowouts.

During a keratin hair treatment, your hairstylist do these steps:

_Washes your hair with a special shampoo and then dries your hair with a towel.
_Applies a liquid keratin solution to your hair in small sections part by part then you have to wait more than 30 minutes or so.
_Blow dries your hair.
_Runs a flat iron set to a high temperature through your hair. This seals the keratin solution to your hair. And you have to do the ironing one more time the day after.

After your hair treatment, you shouldn’t get your hair wet for several days or pull it back with hair clips, scrunchies (elastics), hats or sunglasses. And you shouldn’t sweat so you probably don’t want to go to the gym a several days. You may have to use special shampoos and other hair products to maintain the treatment that are sulfate free.
When performed by a hair care professional, your hair will be smooth and voluminous for up to six months and after shower it will be smooth and soft just by a cold blowdry.

But somehow it may have some side effects,
Keratin hair treatments may cause:
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Eye irritation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory system problems.

In case of these side effects you need to go to the emergency asap! Everything has it’s pros and cons I guess.
There is however some Simple lifestyle tips to help maintain keratin:
Many foods help your body produce keratin. You can help your body boost its production of keratin by eating:

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Salmon
  • Sweet potatoes

So that’s it , I hope you enjoyed this article.