Keratin, what is that?

Maybe you've heard the term keratin before, but what does that word really mean? Well, we dive with you a little deeper into that concept.

Keratin is a protein found in the body

Keratin is a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies. We all produce keratin. You can find this protein in your hair, nails and skin, among other things. This substance gives strength and ensures flexibility. It keeps your hair soft, but it can also be strong, like in your nails. In recent years keratin has been on the rise 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 really need extra keratin?

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What's the effect?

Keratin protects your nails and hair in a natural way. By adding extra keratin to products such as shampoo, you increase the effect. External circumstances such as blow-drying, dyeing and styling reduce the natural keratin in your hair and the extra keratin in hair products replenishes it. The effect? Your hair becomes soft again, shinier and easier to style. Especially with frizzy or heavily damaged hair you can see the effect. But there are also some dangers and disadvantages.

What do you mean, disadvantages?

Well, the shine that keratin gives to your hair is actually a shell around the hair. Think of it as a layer around the hair. Note: this is pretty spicy for your hair and using keratin permanently is 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 do not have enough of these insoluble proteins, your nails become more brittle and your skin and hair more dull. Your skin also tends to become drier and more drab. In short, you do not really shine with health.

Where do you get keratin naturally?

Want to replenish your reserves in a natural way? You can do this by paying attention to your diet. Eat enough proteins to fill up your reserves. Meat, fish, poultry and eggs are good for gathering keratin, but green leafy vegetables and citrus fruit are also full of it. But many other foods also qualify.

L'ARIN, let nature do its work

Now that you are aware and can assess the risks, would you like to start 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, long-lasting strengthening solutions work best. After all, quality products contain nourishing substances and avoid harmful chemicals, keeping your hair in top condition. Does this mean that the occasional 'cheat' and extra boost of keratin is a problem? No, not at all, as long as you do it in moderation. Compare it to eating comfort food. Daily is not a good idea, but once in a while it won't hurt. Can you use some more advice? Contact us!

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