When it comes to taking care of ourselves, it sometimes seems like there’s a never ending to-do list. Drink more water, eat more fruits and vegetables, get more exercise…the list goes on. When it comes to our hair, it’s really no different, and maintaining healthy tresses has to be a priority. A protein treatment for hair is the quintessential vitamin-rich hair smoothie that can give you an instant pick me up–all while giving your hair exactly what it’s craving.
Over time, we inflict lots of damage to our strands through heat styling and hair dyeing, and one of the main deficiencies that results is a lack of protein. Protein isn’t just an integral part of of our diet, it also plays a huge part in the quality and feel of our hair. Protein is the main structure of our hair and it’s responsible for the elasticity and strength–two traits that tend to change with damage. A protein treatment for hair is the easiest and most direct way to restore a shortage and get your hair back to optimum strength. Read on to learn more about using a hair protein treatment.
Why a Protein Treatment for Hair is a Must
1. The holiday season can be trying.
Without a doubt, the holiday season is one of the best times to experiment with extravagant hairstyles. Whether that means changing up your color and dyeing your hair, or going with a more temporary change and applying some extra heat in the process, you’ll inevitably be left with some damaged hair on your hands. To help your hair before you heat style, apply a heat protectant, like the TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray, to your hair. After you’ve styled and configured your hair every which way (share pictures, please), you’ll want to use a protein treatment to help you to add some much-needed moisture and nourishment to your hair.
2. You can’t really leave the house with wet hair.
Gone are the warm days of summer when you could take a shower, apply some shine serum and leave the house with damp strands. In this wintry weather, that’s the best way to catch a cold. The extra damage that comes from blowdrying your hair when you’re in a pinch isn’t doing your hair any favors. Spraying some of the Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray before you blow-dry is always a good way to stop the damage before it happens. For some extra hair insurance, a protein treatment for hair is one of the best ways repair and treat your hair.
3. More gym time = more hair washing.
New Years Eve is quickly approaching and if a gym membership is on your list of goals, you may find yourself washing your hair more frequently, especially on those days when you’re really feeling the burn. But your hair elasticity can increase when your hair is wet, which makes it more prone to breakage. An extra dose of a protein treatment for hair will keep your hair conditioned and moisturized. For those days when you aren’t too sweaty and you can make it work, use the Dove Detox + Purify Dry Shampoo to revitalize and instantly refresh your hair.
Looking for more hair treatments? Check out the benefits of a keratin hair treatment this winter.