Reasons why KERATIN should be part of your hair regimen!!
Hiya, How's everyone doing?! March is well on its way to being over!! Before we know what it will be December and time to give away $100 plus goody bags to a luckily winner from the 32 ladies taking part in the 6 inches of growth challenge!HERE. If you are on this challenge I hope you are as pumped as I am!!
I've been a bit naughty with my hair thanks to events and shoots that I have taken part in this year; I have used way more heat than I'd like and even with serums and oils as protection, I can feel my hair giving me the side eye...telling me 'girl you better STOP!'. So here's me pledging to stay well away from straighteners for the rest of the year, I'll stick to no heat curls if I have to do something fancy or an updo...
Okay, that's me reviewing my hair actions, now please take your time to review your hair actions if you are on this challenge or if you want longer hair. What might you be doing that will ruin the chances of reaching your goal? Have you abandoned deep conditioning? Do you comb your hair with that evil blue tail comb, have you been with a weave all year long, are you crashing on your pillow case without any silk/satin scarf/pillow case protection? This is the time to review and readjust before half the year goes by!
Now to my post, in my humble opinion every hair regimen needs keratin. Keratin can be defined as fibrous protein forming the main structural constituent of hair strands.
It's a form of intermediate filament protein that has the ability to coat the outside of the hair shaft like a shield which protects as well as penetrate the hair fibers and starts working to heal hair strands from the inside out.
Please note that Oxidized Keratin contained in hair products is superior to hydrolyzed protein/keratin because protein in its hydrolyzed form has been 'watered' down and is not as effective but not to worry it will still strengthen your hair.
My advice is to use a keratin based product at least twice a month (if it is a masque) or once a week if it is a serum or spritz...what you will notice as you use Keratin products is;
1. Less Frizz
2. Strength; your hair can be pulled without snapping and breaking off. How else do you think my hair has survived this;
Anaz looovvves to pull my hair; drives me crazy sometimes :)
3. Keratin deals with any porosity issues; high or low...the keratin bonds that fill your missing hair shaft gaps will act like a sponge and absorb/preserve the moisturizers and sealants you apply on your hair.
However the fact that a product has 'Keratin" in it's name is not enough proof that its a keratin based product, you need to check the ingredients listed and make sure it is listen verbatim.
Also when I refer to keratin products I am NOT referring to BRAZILIAN KERATIN STRAIGHTENING TREATMENTS which are extremely harmful to the hair and should be left to Brazilians to do to their hair...lol
Finally, here are a few Keratin based products that I personally use and love;
Tresemme has my heart!!! I tried this line and loved it!! I can categorically say the Keratin smooth serum is on par with CHI silk infusion and will tame hair frizz so well; great for air drying.
This Dominican product has been all the rave for years!! bought it finally after some reluctance because it had cones though it categorically lists Keratin as an ingredient; used it today and let me just tell you, my hair feels GREAT!! See even my son couldn't resist it; its that soft but strengthened feel that I always appreciate!
Finally this spritz by CHI called Keratin Mist is superb!! I used to ignore it till I saw Jen of Just Grow Already use it then I decided to give it a try...it's great and best used after detangling, focus should be on your ends while you style then watch it work its magic by the time you are done with one bottle!!
So that's all for this post; The Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub has the Tresemme Keratin smooth and Silicon mix in stock HERE. The CHI and other Keratin based products you might want can always be brought in during next month's import window...basically, whatever you do, infuse Keratin of whatever form into your hair regimen for best strengthening results.
Feel Free to share any of your Keratin product finds below, the product junkie inside of me is itching to know...
This blog is here to debunk the common myth that African hair cannot grow past a certain length, that our hair is difficult and impossible to work with, that we have to rely constantly on weaves and extensions to look presentable, in fact it is here to prove Naija Hair can grow!!