The use of proteins can be an interesting topic in the natural community. Some may not know how much protein they should be using or if they should be using protein at all. How much protein is enough? Or is there such a thing as too much protein? We're sure you’ve asked one or two of those questions during your natural hair journey but the facts remain the same. One of the key factors that contribute to the health of hair is protein. Let's discuss!
Many in the natural and curly hair community are afraid of protein in their products, but these ingredients are beneficial, not harmful. Most companies use proteins in their formulas, but avoid mentioning it in their marketing efforts because of the community's distorted view of it. Here at Pink Root Products, we embrace the benefits that protein provides and are 100% transparent about our usage of them in our restorative formulas.
Protein is crucial for hair growth, strength, and elasticity. Insufficient protein can cause weak, brittle, and breakage-prone hair. There are two types of protein in hair: structural and non-structural. Structural protein, like keratin, provides strength, while non-structural protein, like albumin and globulin, maintains elasticity. Inadequate protein intake can result in issues like split ends, hair thinning, and hair loss. With an array of protein treatments available, it's time to give your hair the love it deserves, just like Cardi B, who attributed her hair's stunning length to a simple DIY protein treatment.
Protein can be incorporated into your hair care routine in various ways. Protein treatments, for instance, are a great way to infuse your hair with an extra dose of protein. These treatments typically contain hydrolyzed protein, which is broken down into smaller molecules that can easily penetrate the hair shaft. You can also opt for hair care products that contain protein, such as shampoos, conditioners, and leave-in treatments. Just be careful to not overdo it or you can cause damage to your hair by overloading it.
In addition to protein treatments, you can also ensure that your hair is getting enough protein by incorporating protein-rich foods into your diet. Foods such as eggs, fish, chicken, and nuts are excellent sources of protein that can help support healthy hair growth.
In conclusion, protein is essential for healthy, strong, and vibrant hair, particularly for those with natural or curly hair. It helps to provide the hair with the necessary building blocks to maintain its structure, strength, and elasticity. Incorporating protein into your hair care routine through treatments, a protein-rich diet, or hair care products can help you achieve your hair goals and maintain healthy locks.