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How to Incorporate Protein Into Your Hair Care Routine

Protein is an important part of our diet, but did you know that incorporating protein-based hair care products or ingredients into your hair routine can help boost the growth and strength of your strands? Our hair strands are made up of a protein called keratin. This protein acts as a protective barrier for your strands and keeps it shiny, elastic and youthful. However, if you frequently style your hair with heat, chemicals, or any other damaging processes, you could be depleting this shield. This can lead to dull hair that susceptible to breakage. Luckily, this protein can be easily replaced with the right products, diet and natural remedies.

Incorporating more protein into your daily life certainly have its benefits, however, it’s important not to go overboard when it comes to topical products like shampoos and conditions that are designed to directly replace protein loss in your hair. Protein overload can lead to dry and brittle strands that feel like straws, which is why it’s important to use as often as needed.

Book a consultation with a Let It Blo hairstylist to determine the proper frequency of all protein based products!

On the lookout for the perfect protein packed hair care product? Look for products that say or includes…

  • Anything with the word protein in it (silk protein, quinoa protein, wheat protein, etc.)

  • “anti-breakage”

  • “strengthening”

  • Keratin

  • Hydrolyzed collagen

  • Amino acids

  • Oat flour

If your hair begins to feel brittle, take a break from these products and switch to products that promote moisture.

Looking for a natural remedy to boost your hair protein levels? Try these at-home remedies…

  • Scalp Massage (boosts circulation and brings nutrients to the surface)

  • Almond Milk Hair Rinse

  • DIY Protein Mask (egg yolk masks, avocado mask, coconut milk mask,…)

Looking for a professional hair treatment to give your hair the proper boost? Book our professional treatment sessions…

If you're wondering how you can improve the look and feel of your hair or interested in incorporating more protein into your hair care routine? Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our professional hairstylist today!

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