Does Keratin Help Thinning Hair?
Can Keratin Hair Products Help Thinning Hair? Yes! Here's How
The subject of hair loss and thinning is a complex one, and it’s important to check in with your doctor if you think you’re experiencing an excessive amount of shedding (we lose, on average, around 100 strands per day). Telogen effluvium is a common cause of hair loss and can be triggered by a number of things, including childbirth, hormonal fluctuations, and stress. The good news is, it’s only a temporary condition, and supporting your hair regrowth with strengthening, future-proofing hair care will make all the difference.
Another reason hair can thin over time is breakage caused by damage and dehydration. If the ends of your strands are prone to snapping, it’s only logical that the overall volume of your hair will decrease over time. So, what’s the answer? Rebuilding the compromised outer cuticle layer to strengthen strands and prevent further breakage, that’s what. Here’s exactly how hair care powered by keratin (protein) can help to put thin to bed…
Step 1: Block future damage
When it comes to damaging external aggressors, UV rays are the biggest culprit. A period of time spent in the sun can break down the hair’s protective lipid layer, attacking the essential proteins and moisture it protects. It’s impossible to permanently reverse historical hair damage, so the key is to strengthen each hair strand with the very thing it lacks (protein and moisture), reducing further breakage and subsequent volume loss. Our Keraphix Damage Healing collection is fortified with keratin protein and black rice, which work together to reinforce the hair’s protective shield for stronger, snap-proof strands.
Step 2: Boost moisture levels
When hair is dehydrated it lacks flexibility, meaning breakage is more likely. This is especially common at the ends of the hair, which are older and have been exposed to more heat styling, chemical color, and sun exposure than the newer hair closer to the root. While over-washing your hair can strip it of moisture, the Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo is your first step to healing visible signs of damage, by replenishing with keratin protein and black rice. Nexxus scientists identified glutamic acid as the key amino acid hair protein loses when it is severely damaged, and what is black rice rich in? You guessed it, glutamic acid.
Step 3: Restore the lipid layer
A damaged outer lipid layer (the cuticle) will impact the hair fiber right down to its inner cortex, which is why repairing this protective barrier with proteins – which make up 90% of our strands – is key to achieving a full, healthy head of hair. Once you’ve washed with your replenishing, sulfate-free shampoo, you’ll need a conditioner that picks up where your gentle cleanser left off. Harnessing the same PROTEINFUSION blend as its shampoo equivalent, the Keraphix Damage Healing Conditioner seals any remaining areas of damage for a silky finish that reflects light (think: healthy-looking shine) and protects from future aggressors.
Step 4: Style weightlessly
Styling products are just styling products, right? Wrong. The products you apply to your hair before you style add another layer of cuticle-strengthening protection if they contain the right ingredients. And if you’re worried all these extra layers of protection will weigh down your fine, thin hair… don’t. Our Weightless Styling and Ultralight Smooth collections offer invisible strand-enveloping technology, harnessing unique PROTEINFUSION blends that complement the work of your restoring shampoo and conditioner. A bouncy blow-dry is great for faking volume – boost yours with the Weightless Style Smooth & Full Blow Dry Balm, which contains nourishing and protective elastin protein.