What Proteins Do For Hair

All You Need to Know About Proteins by Coupe Hair Salon in Ascot

With all the information online regarding the do’s and don’ts of hair, it can really get confusing for many of us who are looking understand more about our hair.  One topic that get’s our heads in a muddle is ‘proteins’ and what they do to our hair. Understanding when our hair requires more protein can be tricky, that’s why the expert hair stylists at Coupe Hair Salon in Sunninghill, Ascot are here to help.  Continue reading to find out more about proteins.

What Are Proteins & What  Do They Do to Your  Hair?

Along with chains of amino acids, the majority of hair is made of a protein, therefore giving hair structure and helping it grow longer and stronger.  Proteins work by penetrating both the exterior and interior of the hair shaft which aids with strengthening the hair. As they penetrate deep into the strand, they give strength to the hair and reducing any weakness caused by environmental stressors, chemical treatments etc. 

Different proteins also have different effects on the hair so which one do you need?  Although protein-rich products are beneficial for every hair texture, several factors determine which one to use, including the type of protein (keratin, silk, etc.), the intensity of the protein treatment, the current condition of the hair and how often it’s applied. The list below explains a bit more about how different proteins act differently on your hair

What Proteins Do For HairKeratin Protein – These are the most popular proteins and they keep the hair strong by mending hair strands which have been broken down by heat and chemical damage. This is the strongest of proteins that come in a form of Hydrolysed Keratin.

Wheat Proteins – These are moisturising proteins and are water soluble. strengthens hair and increases the level of moisture received into the hair

Collagen Proteins – This protein is responsible for increasing your hair’s elasticity. 

Hydrolyzed Silk Protein: Derived from one of the strongest natural fibres in the world, this protein forms a crystalline protective barrier on strands. It also improves hair’s elasticity, resilience, increases shine.

Soy Protein – Water soluble, repairs hair strands and adds shine.

Vegetable Protein – Absorbs into hair and does not create build up. Adds shine and leaves hair healthy.

What Proteins Do For HairMilk Protein – Derived from milk, high in lactic acid containing 8 essential amino acids. Has been labelled a perfect protein. Great for dry or damaged hair.

Animal Protein – Breaks down into fatty acids which can create build up.

Silk Amino Acids/Protein – Penetrates hair deeper than all other proteins. Adds no extra weight and doesn’t leave build up or a greasy feel.

Keratin Hair Treatments at Coupe Hair Salon in Sunninghill, Ascot

Your hair faces the elements every day!  It’s exposed to heat and intense cold which can leave it dry and dull.  If your hair is fine or damaged, it is very likely that it will require more protein.  Hair that has been damaged by chemical processing or that has too many split ends will require a protein treatment to bring life and strength back into the hair. How often you apply a treatment will depend on what your individual habits are. If your hair damaged, chemically treated or consistently manipulated and thermally compromised, then be sure to have a regular protein treatment.

What Proteins Do For HairOur professional stylists are trained to analyse your hair’s needs.  We can then offer luxury hair treatments that are tailored to your hair to give it a much-needed boost.  We can use Kersatase Fusio Dose to give beautiful healthy protein rich hair. It  is a made to measure hair care treatment from Kerastase and is tailored to your hair’s needs using four powerful concentrates and four maximum strength boosters which are used to make multiple combinations of treatments for your hair.

First of all our stylists will go through a consultation with you regarding your main hair needs, then they will select the combination of concentrate and booster which is appropriate to your hair and then fuse them instantly to create an exclusive mix of active ingredients! One of the boosters we recommend is the Concentre Vita-Ciment  Reinforcement to replenish protein, strengthen and repair your hair.

After having a Fusio Dose treatment your hair is instantly transformed and feels amazing.  This treatment is definitely not one size fits all as different hair treatments are combined into one. To book a consultation, please call us on 01344 873 200. Take advantage of our new client offer, where you can get £10 off your first visit. Click here to find out more.