If there is one nutrient that your hair absolutely needs to be healthy, it is protein. “Keratinocytes are responsible for making keratin, a type of protein essential to hair growth.” - livestrong.com If you are not getting enough protein in your diet, you can experience hair loss, dull and brittle hair. Many people don’t realize that protein also affects the texture of their hair. “According to a study published in the “Journal of Investigative Dermatology” in February 2011, IGF-binding protein 5 affects whether hair is curly or straight, so even the shape of your hair is protein-based.” - livestrong.com.
There are many hair products that have added protein in them to help you get the right amount of protein into your strands. Talk with your hair stylist at The Last Tangle to get recommendations on the right hair care products you should be using. To help with getting the protein to penetrate the hair shaft, properly use heat in combination with the protein-based products.
For more information on how to make your hair stronger and healthier, visit The Last Tangle Salon in Overland Park,KS.
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