When most people think of protein, they think of big guys lifting weights. While it is true that protein is essential for bodybuilders, it is largely overlooked how good protein treatments can be for your hair. As my hair look lackluster these days, I hunted down some information to help me decide.

So here we go:

Protein Treatments: Do I Really Need Them for My Hair?

The topic of protein treatments actually comes up a lot in beauty salons. Women who are trying to improve their hair want to know if protein treatments are beneficial for them and if such treatments are necessary. The answer to both these questions is an overwhelming yes. You probably don’t know if, but your hair is actually 70% protein. The protein in your hair is responsible for keeping it strong. Protein treatments are designed to fill in any empty spots on the hair shaft caused by a lack of protein in the hair. When you use a protein hair treatment, you can expect hair that is lusher than before.

How do you know if it’s time for protein treatments for your hair? The key is observance. To determine whether or not you should give protein treatments a try, consider the following questions:

  • Is my hair thin?
  • Does my hair lack body?
  • Is my hair rough despite using conditioner and shampoo?
  • Have I tried other treatments that may improve the look and feel of my hair?

The Advantages of Protein Treatments

Using a protein treatment on your hair has many advantages. The first is that it strengthens your hair. If you have weak, brittle hair, the right protein treatment can fix this issue. Another advantage is that by strengthening your hair, it also makes the hair a lot softer and smoother. Yet another advantage of protein treatments is that they can make your hair fuller and healthier than before.

The Disadvantages of Protein Treatments

There are so many advantages to protein treatments that you wouldn’t think there is anything bad about them. Well, this is pretty true. The only disadvantage to using protein treatments is that if you use them too much, it can destroy your hair. That’s because overusing protein can dry out and cause the hair to crack. As long as you don’t overuse protein hair treatments, this isn’t cause for concern.

After knowing all of this, I owe myself a treatment. Coming weekend I shall head to BLOW, a new salon, which is said to offer great treatments for hair.

Stay tuned for details about my experience at BLOW!