Keratin, a protective protein that makes up our hair, skin and nails. You’ll be wondering why we need more of it in our hair care routines? Our daily lifestyle and the environment around us is a cause for potentially decreasing or damaging keratin production. Helping boost it by following a certain diet and using certain products can help maintain or level up the shine and smoothness of your locks while also potentially strengthening them. So here are some ways to boost keratin in your hair to keep your tresses happy, protected and lustrous!
- 01. Diet
- 02. Using quality keratin-infused products
- 03. Avoid these keratin red flag practices
- 04. When to opt for Keratin treatment
You can help your body produce more keratin by eating right. Foods rich in biotin, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and L-cysteine are ideal for boosting keratin. Eggs, onion, garlic, sunflower seeds, salmon etc., are good for enriching this natural protein into your body, thus helping a keratin boost in your hair.
02. Using quality keratin-infused products
Using products enriched with keratin is a good way to boost protein. Choose a keratin-rich shampoo such as the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth With Argan Oil Shampoo & TRESemmé Keratin Smooth With Argan Oil Conditioner to nourish and moisturise your tresses. Infused with argan and keratin oil, it tames frizzy hair and smoothes your locks. Use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask twice a week to deep condition your hair. Apply the mask from mid-lengths to ends and rinse off after 3-5 minutes. Enriched with Marula oil and keratin, this mask smoothens, nourishes and moisturise your hair to give your tresses their lustre back.
After wash, always go for the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Serum to instantly control frizz and give your hair a natural-looking shine.
03. Avoid these keratin red flag practices
Avoid straightening your hair to help protect the keratin fibres from losing their structure or strength. If you absolutely feel the need to style, opt for a blow dryer with a cooling setting to straighten hair. Another practice to avoid is bleaching your hair, as it can damage and break keratin fibres while also potentially irritating your cuticles. Try choosing gentle dyes for your hair instead!
04. When to opt for Keratin treatment
Keratin treatments are a quick way to infuse keratin into your hair. While it’s worth it with its long-lasting results and boosting softness and shine back into your tresses, you need to be careful as it can cause extreme hair fall and contain formaldehyde, a strong and harmful chemical. So go for it only if your frizz has seriously gotten untameable.