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...

Thanks for stopping by!!

Xxx
Dabs
 

19 comments:

  1. okay ma. something new learned today :-)
    quick question though Dabs, is it okay to use a paddle brush on one's hair and how many times a week do you comb seeing as you are not big on weaves and all? thanksssss

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    1. Hiya, I will not advice using a paddle brush on our African hair. I comb maybe twice a week with a comb, the rest of the days I finger comb.

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  2. Hello Dabs, I don't really use weaves at all and I have to deal with my hair almost everyday...it's tiring. I was hoping you could compile some style ideas to help for at least a month or two

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  3. Great post Dabs. I have some of the Tresemme Keratin Smooth line and I thought it was okay. It's really affordable so I might try more of the line and see if it keeps my hair smoother x

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    1. Thanks, I love Tresemme for the great quality and price!

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  4. *covering my face in shame* CONFESSION: i have never used ANY form of Keratin infused product on my hair since i began reading your blog. i always ignore it. i promise, as part of my new year goals to try new things, to use Keratin based products at least once every two weeks of washing my hair.

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    1. There's always time to change, so I will hold you to your promise to change :)

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  5. Its this ok for 1.5 post big chop . Also dabsa I sent u a mail a few wesks ago please reply thanks

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    1. These products will serve all hair types. I'm working on all emails. Sorry for the delay

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  6. Ur baby is gorg... I use keracare hair products.. are they same thing as keratin? I mean do they contain keratin as well?

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    1. Awww thanks, as long as it has keratin written in its ingredients it's should be ok.

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  7. Hello There! So like the junkie that I am, I went in-store to buy the Tresemme Keratin Shampoo and Heat Protection Shine Spray as well as the Silicon Mix. The directions on the silicon mix instruct to leave it in for 2-3 minutes. How did YOU use it? and can I go ahead and deepcondition right after?

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    1. Hey EZ! Thanks for stopping by!! I used the Silicon mix as a deep conditioner actually and it left my hair feeling great, you can follow the instructions but I like to get the most out of my products so, I break all the rules and leave conditioners/masques for at least 30minutes :)

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  8. use a keratin based product at least twice a month ? is it really effective if we use once in a while ?? or do we need to use more frequent ?

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  10. Hi. How can you be reached for consultation? I''ve had braids on since this year began and I'm planning to take them out at the end of this month. I would like a step-by-step hair regimen that I can follow from then till the end of this year. Pleeeease. I want my hair full and healthy in time for my wedding.
    Thank you.

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