When you have a Brazilian keratin hair straightening treatment by Maria Teixeira done at your local professional hair salon, natural keratin proteins are bonded to your hair using a hot iron to create the kind of long, straight, and sexy hair that is certain to turn heads wherever you go.
In most cases, your keratin treatment will last a very long time — anywhere from three to six weeks. But is there anything you can do to make sure your straight, attractive hair lasts even longer?
There is! In fact, what you eat could actually help improve the benefits of your keratin treatment.
Keratin — Foods That Are High in Protein
Your hair and fingernails are composed mostly of protein cells. When you have a keratin treatment to straighten your hair, you add even more protein to your hair’s existing protein to strengthen and straighten your hair.
One way to get the most out of your keratin treatment is to consume more high-protein foods, including meats, dairy products, and high protein vegetables like spinach and other dark leafy greens.
Keratin — The Power of Protein
Eating a lot of protein is important to anybody’s overall health. But it also can have benefits for your hair and nails. Women who have a protein deficiency — in other words, those who aren’t getting enough protein in their diet — can often see the results first in the hair and nails.
Low-protein diets can produce dull, washed out looking hair and flaky fingernails. Conversely, a high-protein diet can add shine and strength to both your hair and nails.
So if you want to get the most out of your keratin treatment so you can look your best longer, just make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet including plenty of protein-rich meats, dairy products, and high protein vegetables.