There are different types of hair products; Some based in protein some based in moisturizers, although protein treatments contain some levels of moisturizes, the basic ingredient is protein.
Protein treatments are very important elements for hair nutrition and growth
The cuticle, which is the top layer of hair formed by different layers of cells. It is responsible for about 30% or our hair strength. The cortex gives us about 70%. The cuticle should remain closed in order to protect our hair from damage and breakage.
From the moment our hair is expose to, keratin straighteners, excessive use of heat, relaxers, texturizers and other related chemicals, the cuticle becomes weak and some times extremely damaged in this process the cuticle can not protect our hair cortex , the cortex becomes vulnerable to dehydration causing hair breakage and hair loss’
Relaxers and bleach breaks the hair bonds, weakens the hair cuticles, and can cause severe damage and hairloss .
Relaxed hair should be treated often.
We should consider implementing Protein treatments to our hair care regiment, specially when exposed to Relaxers, Bleach, Excessive heat keratin straighteners and hair colors .
This regiment that has worked with my customers for years,. treating the hair with abundant protein treatment, the same day after a relaxer and for two consecutive weeeks after relaxer. I also implement protein treatment before flat ironing, after bleaching or any other chemical procedure.
Natural hair does not need a high level of protein unless your hair is often exposed to heat or permanent hair colors. Avoiding products that contain high levels of proteins could be the key to keep your hair soft and curls defined. However we should all Implement protein treatments at least once a moth this can help improve hair health and growth.
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The hair cortex, is what gives us fine or thick hair texture as well as the strength and color, “African American Hair Cortex is very small, much smaller than other races and is more prone to breakage"
The Medulla is the deepest or last layer of the hair, the medulla helps to expel un-wanted substances or damaging chemicals also helps to retain the moisture our hair needs to remain healthy and grow.
The main function of the medulla is not completely known and only people with thick hair have a medulla.
Essential to strengthen, repair and revitalize Damaged hair.