What are the functions of keratin? Keratin protects epithelial cells, strengthens the skin, strengthens internal organs, controls the growth of epithelial cells, and maintains elasticity in the skin.
Is keratin good or bad for your hair?
Keratin itself is not detrimental to your hair. However, keratin treatments require the application of ceramic irons to seal them, at a minimum temperature of 230˚C (450˚F). Companies that make and/or supply keratin treatments often claim they improve your hair's condition. But this is not strictly true.
What is the benefits of keratin treatment?
A keratin treatment can eliminate frizz, protect the hair from humidity, strengthen the hair shaft, reduce texture, look-in color services, add shine, and increase styling manageability. When deciding to get a keratin treatment consult with your salon professional to find the best option for your hair type and needs.
Does keratin straighten your hair?
A keratin treatment is a process that smooths and often straightens hair. You might also hear it called a Brazilian keratin treatment or a Brazilian blowout. It involves applying products to the hair, blow-drying it, and sealing it with a flat iron.
What happens if you don't have keratin?
If your body isn't able to make enough keratin (either because your diet is falling short in protein, key nutrients, or something else is going on), the effects will likely be noticeable in your hair, nails, and skin. Your hair and nails may grow at a slower rate, and become more brittle and less shiny and smooth.
What does keratin do for the hair?
Keratin is a structural protein, and therefore, it can strengthen hair and reduce breakage. Some people say that treatments help their hair grow faster, as the ends are not splitting or breaking.