How A Weekly Keratin Treatment Could Revolutionize the Look and Feel Of Your Hair
We know that a good skincare routine can be boosted by the nourishing, deeply-hydrating effects of a good face mask, but what about your hair? Well, the same is true! Our strands are made up of mostly keratin protein (of which amino acids are the building blocks). But unlike skin, hair is unable to repair itself and the average person inflicts a fair amount of damage on theirs, through heat styling, sun exposure, chemical color…we could go on. But one quick and easy way to counteract all of this and replace lost protein in the hair is with an at-home hair keratin treatment.
How to do a keratin treatment at home
Great hair care is the essential first step to strengthening and replenishing your strands, so if you’ve done your research and found a good shampoo and conditioner, you’re halfway there. But just as a face mask can provide an added boost to your skincare routine, a protein-powered hair mask can enhance the products you use to wash and condition.
The Keraphix Damage Healing Treatment Masque contains a PROTEINFUSION blend with keratin protein and black rice, working instantly to smooth rough texture and heal the visible signs of damage, such as split ends. It does this by targeting areas of damage in the hair’s outer lipid layer (the cuticle), which protects the hair’s inner cortex, along with its essential proteins and moisture reserves. When these things are replenished, dry, brittle hair is soothed.
Keratin treatment for frizzy hair
Protein science (proteomics) is at the heart of each Nexxus collection. By replenishing lost protein with the best proteins from nature, the all-important cuticle can function properly, retaining moisture and protecting the hair fiber from future damage. Frizzy hair can be hereditary, sure, but it’s also a sign of damage and dehydration. The envelops the hair’s surface, restoring its protective barrier and reducing moisture loss. It also repels frizz-triggering humidity (moisture in the air that enters and swells the hair fiber), which can cause fly-aways in all hair types. Use it as a pre-wash treatment or leave in masque.
How does keratin treatment work on curly hair?
If any hair type requires a weekly protein treatment, it’s wavy, curly, and coily hair. Unlike straight strands, the cuticle cells in curls sit naturally more raised, which is the reason curl pattern tends to come hand-in-hand with a rougher, duller appearance – aligned cells reflect light and create shine. By wrapping an invisible film around each strand, a protein mask gives your hair a smoother surface area to reflect light. But it’s not just about pretty shine. The proteins that plug damage in the cuticle allow the fiber to retain moisture, as well as bolster its defenses against damaging external aggressors. For softer, more defined curls, try the Curl Define Strengthen and Moisturize Leave-In Conditioner. It contains asilk protein rich in glycine and serine - two amino acids Nexxus’s scientists discovered were up to six times more prevalent in curly hair.