Keratin, what is that actually?

You may have heard the term keratin before, but what does that word actually mean? Well, we will delve a little deeper into that concept with you.

Keratin is a body's own protein

Keratin is a substance that is naturally found in our body. So we all produce keratin. You can find this protein in your hair, nails and skin. This substance gives strength and ensures flexibility. It keeps your hair soft, but can also come out tight, such as in your nails. Keratin has been on the rise in recent years in many beauty products and is also used in many hair care products. The firming properties provide a real boost in sales, but do you actually need extra keratin?

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What is the effect?

Keratin protects your nails and hair in a natural way. By adding extra keratin to products such as shampoo, you will increase the effect. External conditions such as blow-drying, dyeing and straightening reduce the natural keratin in your hair and this is replenished by the extra keratin in hair products. The effect? Your hair becomes soft again, shines more and is easier to keep in shape. You can especially see the effect on frizzy or severely damaged hair. But there are also some dangers and disadvantages associated with it.

What do you mean, disadvantages?

Well, the shine that keratin gives to your hair is actually a coating around the hair. Think of it as a layer around the hair. Please note: this is quite tough for your hair and using permanent keratin is therefore not a good idea. If you use it too frequently, it can even lead to hair damage and loss.

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What if you have too little keratin in your body?

If you have too little of these insoluble proteins, your nails will become more brittle and your skin and hair will become duller. Your skin also often becomes drier and takes on a gray color. In short, you don't really appear healthy.

Where do you get keratin naturally?

Would you like to replenish your reserves naturally? You do this by paying attention to your diet. Eat enough proteins to replenish your reserves. Meat, fish, poultry and eggs are good for collecting keratin, but green leafy vegetables and citrus fruit are also packed with it. But many other foods are also eligible.

L'ARIN, let nature do its work

Now that you are informed and can assess the risks, do you want to get started with a keratin treatment? Then know that L'ARIN products are pH neutral and can therefore be perfectly combined with this treatment. By the way, our products also match perfectly with hair coloring.

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We strongly believe in the power of nature and that natural, strengthening solutions work best in the long term. After all, high-quality products contain nourishing substances and avoid harmful chemicals, keeping your hair in top condition. Does that mean that occasionally 'cheating' and giving your hair an extra boost with keratin is a problem? No, not at all, as long as you do it in moderation. Compare it with eating comfort food. Every day is not a good idea, but every now and then it can't hurt at all. Could you use more advice? Contact us !

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