5 signs your hair needs a keratin treatment
We never get tired of talking about the incredible benefits keratin can have on hair. It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular at your local salon for professional keratin treatments, or if you prefer to incorporate the super-effective smoothing ingredient into your at-home hair washing and styling routine. Either way, the long-term benefits are similar.
There’s no denying that some people – and some hair types – will benefit from regular, at-home keratin treatments more than others. How do you know if you fall into that category? Well, nobody knows their own hair better than you. If you’ve noticed your strands are suddenly acting up, looking frizzier than normal or there seems to be a sudden abundance of split ends, it might be time to introduce this wonder ingredient into your regular hair routine.
Here are a few of the telltale signs that your hair would benefit from an injection of keratin…
It’s hard to manage
If you’ve noticed your hair just won’t sit right – no matter how much you mess with it or how much heat you use – then it’s probably time to add keratin to your routine. When you hair suddenly feels like it has a mind of its own, a keratin-infused shampoo, conditioner and masque, such as in the Nexxus Keraphix range, will work together to align and smooth the hair cuticle, helping to reduce frizz and cut down styling time. This can, in turn, reduce the likelihood of more future heat damage. Win, win.
It looks dull and feels dry
If your hair looks and feels like it’s lost its shine, or is feeling particularly dry, an injection of moisture from keratin will help to revive it and put hydration back into those strands. Try a deep conditioner in the form of Nexxus’ Keraphix Damage Healing Treatment Masque. This treatment is formulated with humectants to hydrate hair alongside keratin and black rice. It works by surrounding the hair surface with a super-fine film to restore the protective barrier, leaving hair feeling smooth and looking shiny.
You’ve colored it recently
Coloring your hair – whether at home or in a salon – can cause damage and dry out strands, especially if you’re using bleach to lighten your locks. That’s no reason to give up the haircolor you love so much, though, it’s just important to use the right aftercare so you can enjoy the benefits of gorgeous color alongside healthy hair. Incorporating a keratin-infused shampoo and conditioner into every wash, such as the Nexxus Keraphix range, will keep colored hair strong and healthy, which will help to keep your color vibrant.
There are suddenly a lot of split ends
Split ends are normal; we all have them, and they happen as a result of everyday life, whether that’s using heat to style your hair, skipping haircuts, coloring your hair, or just getting a little overzealous with the hairbrush. In many cases, the most effective way to get rid of them is with a haircut, but it’s important to take note of where the split ends are. If you’re noticing more and more broken hairs around the front of your face, or if you braid your hair and notice lots of shorter hairs sticking out, it’s definitely time to treat your strands to some keratin. The Keraphix Repair & Strengthen Reparative Treatment, can actually seal up to 94% of split ends in one use due to a unique bonding technology. Depending on where you think it might fit best in your routine, use this reparative cream before you shampoo as a pre-wash boost, or apply it to towel-dried hair and comb through after you condition. In both cases, it’ll help protect your hair from heat exposure, while smoothing and strengthening strands.
You spend a lot of time in the sun
If you enjoy spending time in the sun, keratin should definitely play a big part in your hair-care routine. We’re all pretty clued into the damage sun exposure can have on skin, but there’s far less talk about the negative impact UV rays can have on your hair. Continued exposure can dry out and weaken hair, but keratin can act as a protective shield to combat those effects. That’s why we’d recommend using a keratin-infused shampoo and conditioner each time you wash your hair, alongside an occasional deep conditioning treatment as and when hair looks or feels like it needs a bit more TLC than normal.