Protein Overload: Too Much of a Good Thing
Protein: any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms, especially as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, collagen, etc., and as enzymes and antibodies.
'Protein is essential for every organ in your body. It is particularly involved in healthy hair. Keratinocytes are responsible for making keratin, a type of protein essential to hair growth. If you do not take in enough in your diet, hair loss can occur or hair can become dull and brittle.' Wait but did you know that too much protein can have the SAME affect on your hair? Hair that has become unusually dry/brittle, excessive shedding and tangles are all signs of protein overload!
Protein overload happens when you add too much protein to the hair. Several types of
protein make up a hair strand, but the major protein that makes up the hair is keratin. Keratin gives hair its structure and strength for health. However, it is not the only key ingredient required for hair. Healthy hair needs water. Moisture and protein must exist in balance for optimal health. Too much of either will compromise the integrity of the hair.
Hair needs protein to be healthy and strong, but using to much of a good thing can be bad for your hair. Manufacturers place protein in hair care products to fill the gaps of damaged hair so it ca be strong again. However, too much of this can cause your hair to become stiff, brittle and inelastic. Using too many products with protein listed in the ingredients can cause overload.
HOW TO TREAT PROTEIN OVERLOAD IN HAIR
1. Check all your product labels and do not use them if they contain protein. 2. Use our Majestic Cleanse to remove buildup. Buildup hinders your attempts to moisturize your hair. 3. Use a moisturizing shampoo such as TGIN Moisture Rich sulfate free Shampoo on the regular basis, or try co-washing with your favorite conditioner. 3. Deep condition with heat once or twice weekly depending on the severity of the problem. Use moisturizing deep conditioners that are protein-free. Apply heat during the deep conditioning process to help the moisture penetrate the hair shaft. 4. Use the LOC method on your hair daily, focusing on your ends.
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