But when it comes to hair protein, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Known as protein overload, having too much protein in your hair may cause it to appear dull, dry, and brittle. Keratin, the main protein in your hair, can be added to your hair to strengthen your strands.
How do you know if your hair has too much protein?
Know the signs of Protein Buildup:
- Your hair snaps off more easily.
- Your hair feels straw-like and stiff.
- Your hair is unusually dry, lifeless, and brittle.
- No longer has natural shine/luster that it used to have.
- More tangles and strands that look “angry’
Does protein damage your hair?
Your hair is made out of a protein called keratin. … If you have enough protein but not enough moisture, your hair will be dry, brittle, and stiff. But too much moisture and not enough protein can leave your hair limp, lifeless, and weak (this is known as hygral fatigue.)
Can too much protein in hair cause hair loss?
If you’re eating a diet high in protein, you may have cut out or drastically limited your intake of foods like carbohydrates. When you deprive your body of certain foods, it can cause nutritional deficiencies that may lead to hair loss.
What happens when hair has too much protein?
Known as protein overload, having too much protein in your hair may cause it to appear dull, dry, and brittle. Keratin, the main protein in your hair, can be added to your hair to strengthen your strands.
What is the best homemade protein treatment for hair?
Coconut oil or coconut butter is rich in healthy fats and proteins that are great as a natural protein treatment for damaged hair. Applying a mask of coconut oil to your hair can provide a very economical, deep-moisturizing treatment that can give you great results.
How can I restore moisture in my hair?
We offered these seven tips:
- Use a true moisturizer that has water as 1st or 2nd ingredient.
- Seal in moisture with an oil like Shea butter, castor oil, or avocado oil.
- Trim your ends regularly.
- Avoid heat.
- Keep your hands out of your hair.
- Sleep with a satin bonnet or pillow.
- Deep condition regularly.