Keratin is a super strong protein that is naturally a component in our hair, skin, nails and even teeth. It’s made of a combination of amino acids and keratinocytes which are living cells. Those cells slowly make their way outward and after dying they form a protective layer. Every day tons are shed and medical conditions, in my case Lupus, can speed that process up. Meaning the protective layer doesn’t last as long. Damage or shedding of that outer layer can cause skin and hair to become unhealthy or flaky…and it shows! That’s partly where dry, brittle and even frizzy hair comes in to play. In theory the thicker the layer of keratin, the healthier the hair will be since the living cells inside are protected by the dead cells on the outside.
Why Keratin Is In My Hair Care
Simply put, keratin is in my hair care because it’s naturally in my hair! Just like with our bodies, we sometimes need to replenish natural sources of nutrients, etc. So it only makes sense that the same goes for hair! By using good products that include keratin, we help maintain the naturally strong, healthy, shiny state of our hair. Or in some cases repair and restore great hair that once was or could have been! Treatments like nuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch smooth and protect the hair shaft by coating hair follicles, making hair look and feel healthier and less dull. nuNAAT UKT is formaldehyde free, which is what sold me on even trying it in the first place. nuNAAT uses their own exclusive Green Keratin formula that is made of corn, wheat and soybean proteins. Unlike animal based keratin, Green Keratin is more resistant to rinsing so it stays on hair longer.
You know moisturizing skin helps maintain healthier skin right? Same for hair darling! Being that the outer layer dies off, you’ve got to quench that thirst by keeping hair moisturized. That keeps it healthy and helps prevent breakage and splitting. Which is why I use NAAT Brazilian Keratin collection by nuNAAT to maintain my healthy hair. Especially NAAT Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask and NAAT Brazilian Keratin Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor both which also contain nuNAAT’s exclusive Green Keratin formula. Those are my holy grail hair products, especially living in Florida which is beautiful but not so nice to skin or hair!
Since keratin is a source that’s naturally formed, it’s an important factor for everyone, even if you already think you have healthy hair! An extra dose of keratin gives your hair a rest from all that work and helps make it more resilient. I’m really enjoying less breakage, more shine and most important…healthy hair! Do you infuse keratin into your hair care routine?