If you’re familiar with hair care, chances are you’ve heard the word “keratin” or about “keratin treatments for hair”. Although common, many neither know what keratin is, nor the effects of losing it. Plus, we’ll explore some simple ways to help you rebuild your keratin and treat your damaged hair once and for all!.
A Closer Look: What is Keratin & How Does it Impact Hair Structure?
Keratin is a type of protein found in the body that makes up your skin, nails, and hair. Although keratin is 1 of 90 proteins in your follicles, it serves as the main leader in protecting the hair shaft from environmental stressors (cue dirt, smog, and grime).
Although most hair naturally produces keratin, many people include it into their routine with shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, and other products. The result? Healthy, smooth, and silky locks. Plus, keratin is also very popular as a treatment for frizzy hair!
What Causes Keratin Loss?
While keratin naturally occurs in the hair, it is susceptible to damage. When it is negatively impacted, hair gradually becomes dry and brittle. Below are some of the leading causes for keratin loss:
Over-processing your hair. Chemicals found in treatments, dyes, and bleaches impact keratin, but also leaves you with dry, brittle, and damaged hair.
Overheating your strands. Dryers and hot tools can destroy keratin causing excessive dryness that leads to split ends and frizz.
Using products packed with chemicals. Products like your go-to shampoo, conditioner, scalp mask, and hairspray might contain harsh ingredients that deplete keratin and other natural proteins in your hair.
S.O.S. (Save Our Strands)!: Ways to Combat Keratin Loss
If you fear you might be dealing with a case of keratin loss—you’ve come to the right place! Below are some ways to help you rebuild your keratin and revitalize your hair once again!
Scrub with a moisturizing shampoo. Opt for products like Mounia’s Shampoo & Hair Rinse that serves as a hearty keratin treatment for hair. Our patented polymer technology coupled with enriching argan, prickly pear, and squalane oils create an even, strengthening lattice around each follicle to protect, condition, and hydrate hair.
Pro tip: Along with your keratin treatment, we recommend pairing our sulfate-free shampoo with our next-level Scalp Massager to help rebuild a healthy scalp environment! Take a peek at what our customers are saying:
"I think people overuse the word 'game-changer,' but honestly, this scalp massager has been a game-changer for my shower routine. It makes a mundane task like washing your hair turn into a salon-worthy self-care experience."
Larry Stansbury, People
Rehydrate with a silicone-free conditioner & hair mask
Following your detox shampoo, lock in those good oils and keratin boost with a nourishing hair mask like Mounia’s Conditioner & Hair Mask formulated to weightlessly hydrate strands. Similar to our sulfate, silicone, and paraben-free shampoo, our conditioner and scalp mask contain oils like black cumin and flaxseed that restore the damaged hair barrier.
Rely on a moisturizing, silicone-free hair serum
Once your hair is washed and dry, you’ll want a serum for hair that continues to seal and repair damaged strands. Mounia’s Hair Serum does just that, leaving hair feeling lightweight and hydrated. Organic argan and prickly pear seed oil work overtime to lock in healthy fatty acids.
Pro tip: Our serum is a great treatment for frizzy hair! We recommend using a few drops before styling with hot tools to help reduce damage (and prevent pesky flyaways)!
Opt for clean ingredients
By selecting products with clean, organic ingredients that are sulfate, silicone, and paraben-free, you’re providing your hair with top-tier care. Learn more about Mounia’s clean formula rooted in science and ancient Moroccan traditions here.
Give Your Hair the Care it Deserves
With the right information and products, you’ll be on your way to rebuilding your keratin in no time! Mounia’s Hair Care System features clean, high-end products that not only enhance your locks, but keep them feeling (and looking) their absolute best!