Natural hair relies on a balance of proteins, nutrients, and oils to support healthy roots. Hair is approximately 91 percent protein.
A protein conditioner could benefit hair that's weak or brittle.
Hair is made up proteins called keratin. All proteins are strengthening proteins. Protein makes the hair softer,fuller, smoother reduces frizz more importantly it strengthens. However when protein is overused, it can make hair stiff and hard. In some cases can cause breakage because the hair is more rigid.
Different proteins in hair products and treatments can help maintain healthy hair.
Collagen Protein increases elasticity in the hair.
Silk Protein softens the hair.
Wheat Protein strengthens increasing the hair's ability to maintain & receive moisture.
Keratin Protein is found in all textures and types of hair.
Keratin restructures hair that has been damaged or broken down. Keratin is a heavy duty protein it can strengthen all 3 layers of the hair.
Hydrolyzed Keratin is a protein that has been broken down into smaller units. It is the most potent and highest quality that can be used.
Vegetable protein absorbs easily into the hair shaft and does not create build-up, leaving the hair very shiny and healthy.
Animal protein coat the hair and create residual build-up.
Silk Amino Acids/Protein is the strongest and can penetrate the hair shaft deeper than any other proteins without adding any weight.
A simple stretch test can be conducted to figure out whether the hair is lacking protein or moisture. Hair needs moisture and protein if it breaks or feels extremely rough and brittle. It also needs protein if the hair stretches a long way and then breaks.