Are you a label reader? Do you check the ingredients in your favorite cookies? Do you carefully examine the content page before you read a magazine? Then you are probably also aware of the many ingredients in the hair care products you buy. You may have wondered about the benefits of ingredients like silk protein or keratin (the major protein building block of hair). What are the proteins doing to improve hair so much?
Limp and dull looking hair suffers from protein deficiency. The solution to this problem is fairly simple. Use protein-containing conditioning products to make up for this deficiency. As a result, your hair will instantly show more bounce and luster. What makes your hair so hungry for care and proteins?
Common culprits are hot water, prolonged hot blow-drying and combing. Perming your hair certainly has the same effect because it acts on the very protein structure of your hair. Whatever affects the structure of your hair very likely also gives it the well-known and very unwelcome look of over-processed hair. You can easily identify damaged hair by split ends and absence of the silky luster, which is so appealing in healthy hair. The hair cuticles are damaged, and you can see it.