Keratin is one of those hair-related words that get thrown around a lot, but not everyone knows what it means. If you need a refresher, keratin is a family of naturally occurring fibrous structural proteins found in your hair, skin, and nails. The proteins serve as the structural support for these parts of your body and even function as repair aides. While that sounds well and good, what does keratin actually do? By straightening and smoothening hair, eliminating frizz, and making the hair stronger, keratin treatments are revered by numerous individuals who want tip-top tresses. If you're still on the fence about it, we've got you covered. Read on to know the five benefits of adding keratin to your hair care routine.

 

01. It protects your hair

01. It protects your hair

Heat damage? It's got you covered. UV protection? Don't even think twice about it. Straight hair? You bet. A healthier option to heat products, keratin treatments acts as both a preventer and a protector when it comes to heat damage and heat styling and manages to make the hair retain its sheen and shape. If you want some keratin-addled heat protection for your hair, the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray is your best bet. By protecting against heat damage, simply spraying your hair with the keratin-based spray will ensure you have smooth, silky, shiny tresses regardless of the heat damage you subject your hair too.

 

02. It eliminates frizz

02. It eliminates frizz

Summer may be winding down, but the humidity doesn't seem to be. The perfect way to beat the humidity and keep your hair frizz-free and smooth is using keratin home treatments since the ingredients will prevent flyaways and frizzy textures. Treat yourself to an at-home keratin treatment using the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask, which is filled with the goodness of marula oil and will give you smooth, shiny hair after application. To use the mask, simply apply a generous amount of the mask over your hair post-shampooing, leave it on for a few minutes, and rinse off thoroughly.

 

03. It makes your hair stronger

03. It makes your hair stronger

Applying keratin to the hair ensures that the bonds between the roots and follicles of your hair are open, and your roots are bonded to your hair again with protein. This means your hair will be more securely connected to your roots, which can keep your hair from falling out or being too limp.

 

04. It protects curly hair

04. It protects curly hair

Keratin treatment for curly locks is ideal if you like to wear your hair straight often or if you just want to protect your natural curls. You’ll find that after at-home keratin treatments, your hair is stronger and doesn’t break as easily during styling. Even if you don’t want to straighten your hair, the keratin treatment can help loosen your curls, which will make your hair more manageable.

 

05. Adds moisture and shine

05. Adds moisture and shine

When the exterior cuticle of your hair shaft is compromised, moisture retention is decreased. But a keratin treatment will fix all that. By repairing the integrity of the cuticle, it'll make your hair more susceptible to moisture retention. With more moisture, you can kiss dry hair goodbye and welcome smooth, shiny hair into your life. Added bonus: you’ll also see fewer split ends forming when your hair is holding on to the moisture you’re putting in! Get your hands on the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Serum for smooth, shiny hair. The camellia oil present in the serum will make sure that the treatment is locked in and will only enhance its effects.

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