Have you always wanted strong and resilient hair that looks healthy and shiny? This is possible with keratin. Surely you have heard of keratin before, but you do not know anything more? We bring a little light into the darkness!
What is keratin and where does it come from? Keratin comes from Greek kéras = horn and is the collective term for water-insoluble fiber proteins. These endogenous proteins encase the sponge-like marrow cells in the hair center and are responsible for strong and shiny hair. Keratin also ensures the elasticity of the hair, so it can be twisted, bent, kinked and wavy without breaking off. Keratin is an endogenous substance found in humans and mammals. For example, it is contained in nails and hair in humans, hooves and horns in cows and in the mane of the horse.
Our human hair consists of up to 90% keratin and up to 10% water, pigments, minerals and lipids. From this composition, it becomes clear how important the keratin is for our hair structure. If the keratin is destroyed and broken down, our hair breaks off and looks dull and dull.
Keratin is insoluble in water but not indestructible. Although keratin is very resistant to heat, cold and environmental influences, but due to high solar radiation, heat, and salt water, the natural keratin in our hair is decomposed and rinsed out over time. For this reason, many hair care products contain keratin to rebuild hair from the inside and restore its natural strength and power. Even with a high-protein diet, we can help hair and nails to compensate for keratin loss.
Especially if you already have damaged hair, you should pay attention to a high keratin content when choosing the right products. These keratins fill in the gaps again, the cuticle layer of the hair is smoothed, it becomes shiny and the resistance returns, your hair becomes elastic again. Keratin is not only found in shampoos, conditioners or hair conditioners, but also in various skincare of some manufacturers and sometimes also in styling products.