Keratin in Hair Products: Miraculous Care from the Inside Out
Some, but not all people are blessed with a full head of healthy hair. If you long for nothing more than stronger, healthier hair, we can point you in the right direction. Your best ally in achieving healthy, manageable hair is down to the hair building block, keratin. While you may have heard about how great keratin is, you might be unaware of the role it plays in shampoo and other hair care products. We’ve put together a quick informative article on keratin. Read on to find out what it is and its miraculous effects in hair care.
What is Keratin?
Did you know your hair is made of 90% keratin and a bit of water?
90% of every hair strand consists of keratin and (dependent on the moisture in the environment) 5–10% water as well as a few lipids (fat), pigments, and minerals thrown in for good measure. Keratin is a fibrous protein that gives strength and elasticity to the inner and outer hair structure - it is therefore no wonder that shampoo with added keratin is great for your hair.
Intact keratin is not only elastic but also insoluble in water. Keratin is able to tolerate extreme temperatures both on the high and low side. Thanks to keratin, hair is built to withstand (or at least tolerate for a while) the hot rays of the summer sun and bitter winter cold as well as the heat of styling aids like curling irons, flat irons, and hot curlers.
If your hair has sufficient intact keratin, it will be well equipped to withstand the onslaught of environmental stressors. Still, persistent exposure to stress will, at some point, do some damage to the long strings of keratin, which are responsible for keeping the shape of every hair intact. Once keratin is broken down into small enough strings, it becomes water-soluble and will be washed away. This is where keratin protein shampoo comes in to save the day.
Keratin Shampoo Strengthens Hair
If your hair is damaged or if you want to straighten and strengthen your hair or make it more resilient to stress, this is the perfect reason to try keratin shampoo and styling products and reap the benefits.
Keratin is added to hair care products because it strengthens hair by improving its structure from the inside out. As a result, using shampoo with keratin can help your hair to regain its healthy, natural structure. Keratin fills gaps and breaks in the hair shaft to make hair suppler, shinier and easier to style.
Shampoo is not the only option when it comes to strengthening the hair. Keratin is also found in styling aids like mousse and hairspray. All these products may contain liquid forms of keratin, which are identical to the natural keratin found in human hair. Using styling products or shampoo with keratin also helps provide your hair with optimal protection against moisture loss. What’s more, you will find your hair so much easier to style.
Hair Colors with Added Keratin
Wanted to dye your hair, but are worries about the effects it will have on your luscious locks? Schwarzkopf has the answer! Our Keratin Color range comes with the anti-breakage technology, K●BOND-PLEX™, which repairs the inner hair structure and coats the hair surface after the coloration process, resulting in strong and healthy-looking hair. For a shimmering black, we suggest 1.0 Onyx Black. For an eye-catching dark red with a hint of black, 1.8 Ruby Noir is just what you’re looking for. A different take on your usual blonde shade can be achieved with 7.0 Dark Blonde. Check out the range for many more options.