It’s not easy to recognise what type of ingredients we can find in our beauty products. Sometimes after the first use of the conditioner, our hair looks great, but when we keep using it, something is not right. There is no volume or hair looks dry and damaged (even if it’s not).
Basically, our hair likes diversity. It doesn’t mean we need dozens of hair cosmetics. We only should know what type of ingredient we currently need to make hair „happy and satisfied”:)
3 essential substances for our hair are PROTEINS, HUMECTANTS AND EMOLLIENTS.
Is your hair dull, lifeless with no volume? You probably need some proteins!
They are „responsible” for building our hair. Adding proteins allows your hair to temporarily fill elements that were missing in its structure. Be aware: it’s not possible to completely repair hair, that was once damaged, but you can try to hide it with the proper care.
Proteins are necessary to refill lack in hair’s texture. In the nutshell: They are components quite similar to bricks that you can build a house with or simply patch a hole in the wall :).
How to recognise them?
Check the ingredients label on your hair products. Here are some examples:
- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein,
- Milk Protein,
- Soy Protein,
- Hydrolyzed Keratin
Egg yolk could be a great base for your own, homemade, protein mask (and it’s my personal favourite).
Remember: it’s very easy to overuse proteins! In that case, your hair can look even drier and damaged. How is it possible? Proteins always have to be balanced with humectant and emollient substances! Sometimes using proteins twice a month is absolutely enough.
You should try to learn what does your hair need at the moment and how does it react with specific ingredients.
Come back soon for more;)