3 Signs of Protein Overload in Hair

3 Signs of Protein Overload in Hair

Do you ever look in the mirror and think, "Wow, my hair is just meh?" Well, it might not just be a bad hair day, it could be a sign of protein overload.

Common ingredients to look for which are protein based: 

  • Keratin
  • Amino acids
  • Yogurt
  • Biotin
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Hydrolyzed rice protein
  • Silk protein
  • Soy protein

So if you're using products with any of these ingredients and your hair is struggling your hair may be crying out for help.

girl with curly hair looking at camera

Protein Overload Sign #1: Brittle Strands

Don't let your hair snap, crackle, and pop like cereal! If your locks are breaking easier than a twig in a tornado, it might be time to reassess your protein regimen. While a little bit of protein can help fortify your hair, too much can cause it to become brittle and break.

Protein Overload Sign #2: Dull and Lifeless Locks

Are you constantly flipping your hair trying to give it some oomph? If your once shining tresses are now dull and lifeless, it could be a sign that you're giving your hair too much love in the form of protein. Overloading your hair with protein can weigh it down, making it look flat and uninspiring.

blonde hair draped over log

Protein Overload Sign #3: Frizz Frenzy

Do you have more frizz than a scared cat? Frizz can be caused by a number of things, but if you've been going heavy on the protein treatments, it could be a sign of overload. Too much protein can make your hair rough and unruly, leading to a frizz explosion that even pixie dust can't fix.

In conclusion, while a little bit of protein can do wonders for your hair, too much of a good thing can lead to some not-so-fabulous consequences. So, take it easy on the protein and give your hair a break. Trust us, it'll thank you for it!

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