Keratin is one of the buzziest words on the planet when we talk about hair care. But what really is keratin? There's the in-salon keratin treatment a.k.a Brazilian keratin blowout or keratin straightening treatment; and there's the natural keratins that your own body produces. The trouble with salon "keratin" treatment is that it is no more than a regular chemical straightening treatment that can damage your hair once the "temporary" straightening effect has wore off.
If you want to go the "safe route" and get the benefits of real keratin proteins, you can use the ingredients found in your cupboard and create your own healthy keratin hair mask and breathe new life into your dull, damaged tresses. Hair masks are a quick and relaxing way to rejuvenate both your scalp and hair strands. Plus, the natural ingredients in the mask can easily absorb through your follicles to stimulate thicker hair growth.
Keratin is often a misunderstood hair treatment. It is not your miracle out-of-the-bottle cure. On the other hand, keratins are natural proteins that our body produces when we have sufficient protein nutrient levels in our system.
The key really is to increase your intake of foods that are rich in protein. Otherwise a good protein supplementation is another option to make sure that you have enough. This is also a quicker way to ensure you have enough proteins that can supply you with enough keratins. Keratins are structural protein fibers that make up most of your hair, skin, and nails.
So for DIY beauty enthusiasts out there, here’s a great natural alternative to damaging salon keratin treatments.
Natural Keratin Hair Rescue Mask
- 1 tablespoon argan oil or jojoba oil (if you don’t have these oils ready you can quickly use mayo instead - unless it grosses you then the oils are your best option)
- 1 avocado (crushed)
- 1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil (fractionated oil is less greasy, has minimal scent, and absorbs faster compared to virgin coconut cream)
- 2 droppers full of liquid biotin to thicken hair
Just mix all the ingredients together until well-incorporated. If you want a smoother and fluffier consistency you can whip it for a few minutes. Apply on your scalp and hair. Massage your scalp for a few minutes. Leave on the mask for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse off.
Salon keratin treatments are quite expensive. With the above recipe you can both save your money and enjoy much more beautiful hair safely and naturally!
Effortless Alternative: Keratin-boosting herbal oil treatmentPromote keratin production and increase hair growth by simply massaging your scalp with organic coconut oil and argan oil and leave on overnight. Or use it as an in-shower deep conditioning treatment. Just apply onto your scalp and strands, leave in for about 30 minutes before rinsing off. Either way, your hair should receive plenty of hair-nourishing goodness from both argan and coconut. Apart from keratin boosting proteins, these oils contain antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that help moisturize your scalp and stimulate your follicles for thicker growth.
Get thicker and stronger hair now by applying the above easy remedies!