Wednesday, November 20, 2019

What does keratin do to your hair

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Keratin works by smoothing down the cells that overlap to make up your hair strands. The layers of cells, called the hair cuticle, potentially contain keratin, resulting in hair that looks full and shiny. Keratin also claims to make curly hair less frizzy, more fashionable and straighter in shape.

By The making of this document was supported by Wikimedia CH. (Submit your project!)For all the files concerned, please see the category Supported by Wikimedia CH. - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19299105Did you know Keratin is one of a family of structural fibrous proteins. It is the key structural material that makes up hair, nails, horns, claws, hooves, and the skin's outer layer. Keratin is also the protein that protects epithelial cells against damage or stress.

To get a better understanding let's take a quick look at hair, what is it and is it really made up of dead cells? According to Matthew Hoffman, MD,

"hair is made up of keratin"

Keratin is a protein


Keratin is a protein that is the main structural material making up hair, nails and in animals horns, feathers, claws and hooves. So it's not just in humans. And since it's a protein it's not alive. There are no nerve cells in hair. so when you get a hair cut you feel no pain.

Keratin is also a protein that prevents damage or stress to epithelial cells. In water and organic solvents, keratin is extremely insoluble.

Keratin monomers form intermediate filaments that are tough and form strong un-mineralized epidermal attachments found in reptiles, birds, amphibians and mammals.

There are many combs that are infused with Keratin oil to help with static electricity. These combs infused with keratin oil seem to work better than other combs when it come to reducing static.

5 Things to Know About Keratin

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The Process of a Keratin Treatment

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