Magical Hair Mask Recipe The Secret Tips To Shiny, Strong Hair Forever
If your beautician has ever told you conditioners like Patent might ruin your hair over time, here’s why: Many store-bought conditioners contain specific silicone, which coats the hair to make it smooth silky and shiny.
Unfortunately, this only makes the hair look healthy – in realism it’s doing the exact conflicting. Silicone stops wetness from reaching the hair beam which can cause strands to become dry and fragile over time.
A far better option is gelatin, which contains important keratin proteins that actually bind with hair to strengthen it. Unlike whole proteins such as egg yolk, which have difficulty bonding with hair, the partially cooked proteins found in gelatin bond easily? Gelatin adheres particularly well to damaged areas, but also nourishes the entire strand as well. It helps to smooth the hair cuticle, boost shine and decrease breakage.
Those with wavy or curly hair also report that it reduces frizz.
Something to keep in mind is that, when it comes to protein treatments for hair, you can get too much of a good thing. See the Tips & Troubleshooting section below for info on how to get the best results.
Because I’ve been using gelatin in my hair for a moment now, I couldn’t get a true “before” photo to share with you. Providentially I had an adorable little volunteer that was willing to help me out. The photo below is of my daughter, Katie, before and after her first gelatin hair mask.
Her hair looks a little oily in the photo on the right, but it’s actually not at all. I’d just run a large-tooth comb though it, which made it disconnect in a funny way. Oops!