Keratin is one of the main structural components of our hair, our hair is made up of 80% keratin.The keratin protein is responsible for strength, durability, flexibility, functionality.You can have a loss of keratin from many chemical treatments and heat services including hair colouring, flat ironing.This causes our hair to have a dull appearance and be dry and fragile .There are a wide variety of products that help to replace the loss of keratin in your hair, these include Keratin treatments, shampoos and conditioners and serums.
There and pros and cons to Keratin treatments:
Pro: Keratin treatment is known to provide a temporary luster, and smoothness to the hair which typically fades out after a few months. Unlike the straightening/rebonding process, the volume of the hair is not extensively reduced, although people with extremely curly hair or wavy hair may experience a slight loss in curls and have straighter hair afterwards. However, these results vary from person to person. Keratin products are advertised as able to fill the porous hair strand with protein, thus restoring its strength, structure, and shine. The results observed from using Keratin serums, shampoos, and conditioners are significantly milder than salon treatments, however, most of these products are comparatively safer and less damaging to hair than certain treatments.
Con: When having a keratin treatment, One of the most common components is a chemical known as formaldehyde that is either present on its own, or released by the reaction of other elements present in such products. Formaldehyde is a well-recognized carcinogen, with a high risk of blood cancers such as leukemia and other cancers of the nasal cavity. All chemical treatments in Australia have no added formaldehyde . All supplements and treatments that are used to replace keratin in your hair need to be analyzed before use. If you have any concerns before using these products contact your hair professional.