Keratin conditioner is a beauty product that is used to help improve the health of the hair. Keratin helps to improve the elasticity of the hair. This means that the hair is stronger, more resistant to damage, and often more manageable.
Keratin conditioner also helps to repair hair that is already damaged and helps reduce breakage in the hair. For these reasons, this type of conditioner is often used by people who have especially dry hair. It is also often used by people who have hair that has been damaged by chemical processes such as perming and coloring or by repeated use of heated styling tools such as hair dryers and flat irons.
There are two types of keratin conditioner — One that is intended to be used after shampooing and then rinsed out before the hair is dried and styles, and another that is intended to be left in the hair until the next shampoo. The first kind of conditioner is the most common. The second is called leave-in conditioner and is often used by people with very dry hair that needs extra moisture. Leave-in conditioner can also help to protect the hair from sun damage. Sometimes people use leave-in conditioner just once or twice a week, swapping it out with regular conditioner.
There are many brands of keratin conditioner sold by numerous hair product companies. They range in price but are usually a bit more expensive than generic brands of conditioner that do not contain keratin. The ingredient keratin is commonly used in hair products and many pharmacies, drug stores, and grocery stores that carry hair products carry at least one kind of keratin conditioner. There are also some upscale hair care products that include keratin. These kinds of products are often sold at salons and spas.
Many companies that sell hair care products sell entire lines of keratin products. In addition to keratin conditioner, they may also sell keratin shampoo as well as styling products made with keratin. Styling products may include hair gel, hair spray, and smoothing cream for the hair. In fact, there are some sprays made with keratin that help to thicken and replace hair fibers in order to make hair look fuller, especially for people who have thinning hair. For people who benefit from the used of keratin in their hair, using a complete line of products including this ingredient may be a good choice.