What is protein overload?

Updated 3 weeks ago by Trish

Protein overload may occur when products that contain keratin or other proteins are used on human hair extensions. These products are often advertised to be "bond-building" or damage repairing. While products like this may be great for your own hair, human hair extensions may experience an overload of the proteins in these products.

Protein overload can cause dryness, dullness, and breakage. Instead, recommend selecting sulfate-free products that do not contain keratin or other proteins, and only washing every 30+ wears. Reducing your washing frequency and using the right products is an important part of helping your set to live a long, healthy life!


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