Hair Tips: How Much Protein Does My Hair Really Need?

Hair is made up of 95% a protein called keratin. Keratin is made up of 15-20 types of amino acids. In order for hair to grow strong and healthy it needs protein for the hair structure to bond together. Chemical treatments and daily stressing factors such as pollution, the weather, heat, detangling, etc., contribute to wearing away the keratin that forms hair. 


What happens if my hair lacks protein?

Protein provides structure, shape, and strength. Incorporating protein into your diet and hair care routine will replenish the strands, keeping them strong and healthy. Without it, the strands become lifeless and weak, easily breakable. 

Everything You Need To Know About The Repair Treatment

Why use a protein treatment for my hair?

“Protein treatments are designed to fill in the cracks caused by damage.” Reinforcing the protein structure of your hair will help restore it as much as possible, and following a proper routine for your hair type will reduce future damage.  


How can I add protein to my hair routine?

Products that contain terms like reconstructing, repairing, or strengthening are usually products that will add some kind of protein to your hair. Some protein treatments may be more intense due to their formulation.

There are several protein sources: milk, oats, wheat, rice, quinoa, keratin, soy, etc.  The Hair Routine’s Repair treatment restores hair mass with a unique formulation that includes regenerative ingredients such as vegan hydrolyzed proteins:  oats, corn, wheat, soy proteins, and oat amino acids. Hydrolyzed proteins have a molecular structure and size that allow for easy bonding with the hair structure. Also blended with cocoa butter, coconut oil, meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin E, panthenol, white nettle flower, ginseng, and gleditsia australis seed extracts, the Repair treatment helps the hair regain volume and strength.


 We recommend waiting a few weeks between protein treatments to avoid protein build up, but to be completely sure, follow a routine that makes sense for your hair situation. Complete this online test, receive your personalized hair care routine, and follow the order in which your hair needs water, oil or protein, to achieve its ideal balance. 

What happens if I apply too much protein? 

Too much protein and not enough water will make your hair dry and stiff. Every time you apply a hair treatment, make sure you perfectly understand what it is doing for your hair: is it adding water, oil, or protein? Not everyone needs the same amount of protein since it depends on many factors including hair type and damage levels. 

What is a Hair Routine and How to Follow it?

Protein sensitivity happens when hair can no longer handle certain amounts of protein. If you think you might have this problem, try removing all types of protein treatments and products for a few weeks and add extra moisture. If your hair feels softer, then you’ve probably had an overload of protein. 

How to balance water and protein for my hair?

Not everyone has the need to repair broken bonds, nevertheless it is important to incorporate protein for a well-rounded, balanced hair routine

Incorporating too much water but not enough protein may cause hygral fatigue: it’s like drowning the hair in too much water, leaving it limp and weak. And too much protein can cause stiff hair and breakage. Everyone needs three elements to keep hair extremely healthy and balanced: water, oils, and protein. The problem is that it is difficult to always know in exactly which quantities or frequency the hair needs these three.

The Hair Routine has created an app that allows you to understand what your hair needs and the specific frequency to replenish it with Moisture, Nurture, and Repair, so that your hair’s always balanced and at its best. Download it, complete the hair test and set your notifications to stay on top of your hair game.