Although not physically painful, hair fall can make anyone feel miserable and unhappy. Thick, lustrous hair is a sign of vitality and health. The frailty of this accessory organ is indicative of illness. Many medicinal prescriptions can cause your hair to fall out. It could also be because of a condition called telogen effluvium. Trauma can cause breakage of your hair. Other than that, alopecia areata and traction alopecia all lead down to the same path. Your hair essentially frames the entirety of your face. It gives it a beautiful look, unique to you. So, if you feel like your hairs have started to thin, you might look up for some hair proteins to boost that hair volume.
These are present in almost every product one uses for haircare. From shampoos, lotions, conditioners, creams, and masks, you’re bound to find keratin oil in most of them. It’s advertised to add that extra strength and shine to hair. However, they won’t always work, especially if you’re not doing it the right way. They are an important treatment for damaged hair, after all. Before you do that, there are some questions that need to be addressed, though. So, let’s take a look at them.
What are Protein Treatments?
Human hair is chiefly composed of keratin protein. The outermost cuticle and innermost medulla surround the layer called the cortex, which contains this protein. It is a given that its absence will cause your hair to become weak and dry. If not for the poor diet, many environmental factors can stress your hair shaft. Sun, wind, dyes, air, and chemical pollutants, can cause wear and tear of your hair. There’s no escaping from these.
Hair protein treatments work to repair that damage. They are topically applied, but the proteins present in them can easily penetrate the innermost layers. This will heal your hair from within. It will, of course, help strengthen them. It can even take care of those split ends. They are made of hydrolyzing proteins (where protein is broken down to its components amino acids). By binding to the cuticle, they help nourish the hair.
However, you should keep in mind that this treatment is temporary and not permanent. So, if you continue to lose hair despite their use, it’s time you start looking into hair transplant in Turkey. You can get them at stores or even make some at home for yourself.
Are there Any Precautions while using Protein Treatments?
Just like everything, you should practice moderation when it comes to protein treatments. You might think that they’re only proteins. But their overdose would not make your hair super strong. In fact, it will have the exact opposite reaction. Your hair will become crunchy and stiff. Protein overload will cause breakage. So, your hair volume will go down rather than up.
You can’t just go for a protein treatment for your hair if they are in a perfect condition. They are chosen if your hair is damaged, even if slightly. Furthermore, you need to choose your treatment with your hair type in mind. Some can be applied weekly, while others should not be applied for more than once in a month.
When Should You Choose a Protein Treatment for your Hair?
Only when their quality has deteriorated. There are several ways by which you can see that for yourself. If you feel all these things are true for you, then hair proteins might not be a bad idea. You should look out for the signs of the following things in your hair:
Your Hair Has Low Elasticity and is Brittle
While it may seem to be a consequence of lack of moisturization, that’s not entirely true. There’s another reason why your hair might’ve lost its elasticity and is breaking easily. As said above, do everything in moderation. Over-moisturizing your hair can also make them lose their elasticity. Elasticity here means that on stretching, your hair bounces back to its natural state.
There’s a wet stretch test for it. In it, you take at least 10 strands of your hair, wet them, hold them tight and then pull. No stretch means lack of moisture. If they break, that is a sign of lack of protein along with moisture. Here, hair protein will also help boost your hair volume.
You’re Losing Your Hair to Breakage
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is normal if you lose 50 to 100 strands of hair in one day. So, you shouldn’t get alarmed every time some strands of your hair wash down the drain. It is most likely nothing problematic. However, if it’s shedding excessively, then you should take a closer look at them. It might be happening because of protein deficiency.
If after you’ve gotten the treatment, and your hair continues to fall, then you need to consult a doctor. It could be androgenetic alopecia, and hair transplant in Turkey is the best option for this.
You’ve Recently Coloured Your Hair
The damaging effects of hair colouring are well-known. Once they even used to carry carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) in them. They can cause allergic reactions, asthma and balding. Chemicals such as ammonia can damage the cuticle.
It can make it more porous, which makes it difficult to entrap moisture. This can also make your hair more frizzy and tangly. It’s because your hair strands are getting in more water than they usually do. Proteins can help fill these gaps and make your hair temporarily healthier.
Your Hair is Dull and Gummy
Dull, stringy hair is another telltale sign of protein-deficient hair. As far as the gumminess is concerned, that means that you’ve over-moisturized your hair. In this, the cuticle is damaged due to moisture entering and leaving the hair. It is known as hygral fatigue.
Here too, hair protein can help restore balance in your hair and make them better.
Is There any Alternative to Protein Treatment?
Hair proteins are a topical treatment. If you want to nourish your hair from the inside, then you need to make your food a little more protein-based. That’ll guarantee you that thick hair volume and lustre. There are protein supplements available out there. But you should consult a professional on which one you should choose.
You should consume eggs, milk, chicken, turkey fish, cheese, yoghurt, nuts, beans and some green vegetables. The recommended intake of protein is at least 1 gram for 1kg of the body weight.
However, there is another treatment. It is commonly known as PRP therapy. Now it mainly works by extracting platelets from the blood and then injecting it in the affected area. That’s not all, though. It does contain proteins and growth factors. This help repairs the hair. The treatment is usually used by sufferers of androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness). Still, though, we cannot regard it as a solely protein-based treatment.
Would a Hair Transplant Suit You Better?
If the hair fall is extensive and protein treatment isn’t working, then you should immediately consult your doctor. A greater delay can cause irreversible harm. In our consultation session, we will let you know if transplant surgery is the treatment that’ll suit you best. It’s because not everyone needs it.
You might just be wasting tons of money on protein treatments for nothing. Moreover, no matter the results, they are always temporary. So, you’ll have to continue the treatment. Meanwhile, you also have to be extremely careful that you don’t overdo on proteins. This can cause further breakage. In contrast, if you’re a suitable candidate for transplant surgery, then you will have permanent, life-long results. The overall treatment is far cheaper than paying for vitamin tablets and treatments periodically. This makes it more cost-effective than any other hair treatment.
You won’t be taking hours and hours out of your day. Instead, with transplant surgery, only one-time treatment is all that you’ll require. Therefore, it is not time-consuming either.
At Longevita, we make sure to inform you about all the available treatment options. We aim to make your hair transplant journey as stress-free as possible. Many people feel anxious when they’re getting surgery for the first time. Uncertainty about what’s going to happen can do that to anyone.
That is why we offer a free consultation session. We want you to have greater accessibility and affordability to the procedures that you desire. So, you can make a booking through the comforts of your home. Once you’re in Turkey for hair transplant, we will be with you until you’ve completely healed. From picking you up the airport, dropping to your hotel, taking you to your clinic and our aftercare program, we will guide you with everything.
People from all around the globe trust us for our quality care. When we promise the best results, we make sure to deliver them to you. This is why we are the UK’s first choice for hair transplant procedures. Book your free call to learn more about hair transplant.