Are keratin fibers safe?
How do keratin fibers work and what do they do?
There are many products in the market that promise to conceal any signs of hair loss, but unfortunately what many of these products do is draw attention to the problem instead of concealing it in a natural-looking, effective way. If you have searched for solutions for thinning hair and hair loss, it’s most likely you have encountered the word “keratin” out there. But what is it? Keratin is a natural protein, the same protein our natural hairs are made of, therefore there are many hair products out there that include keratin as the main ingredient for all kinds of results, from concealing hair loss to strengthen hair, and even straighten it! But in what regards to fibers, keratin fibers are a very effective way to conceal and instantly thicken hair in a matter of seconds, and depending on the quality of the product you get, these should seamlessly blend with your natural hair, and last until you wash them off with shampoo.
Do keratin fibers really work?
At first glance, this quick, easy solution might sound “too good to be true” but the mechanics of the way they work are pretty simple, and allow you to have an immediate solution to a problem in an easy, uncomplicated way.
Keratin fibers (this may vary depending on the brand) are electro-statically charged, and in that way, the micro laser-cut pieces of keratin, that look like tiny hairs, attach themselves to existing hair, even if this is very thin or sparse, to instantly make it look thicker and fuller in a matter of seconds. Because the fibers are so small and look exactly like natural hair, they effortlessly attach and stick to existing hair, they disperse equally and blend naturally with hair in a way that makes them go unnoticed to the eye.
SureThik fibers are wind, rain, snow, and sweat-resistant and they don’t smudge, smear or bleed any dies when they get wet.
Are keratin fibers safe?
Yes, keratin fibers are completely safe to use, they do not block the hair follicle or the pores in any way (they do not attach to the scalp, only to hair) and even if they are very small, they are not small enough to penetrate and potentially block a pore. Fibers are safe to use, and as they have no side effects, fibers are one of the safest products to use to conceal thinning that will not interact in any way with other products or treatments, and it’s even safe to use by hair transplant patients, to give their hair that extra volume that makes it look totally perfect and full. Also, these fibers have no interaction with any type of medications, can be used by all genders, hair types, and in any situation. It’s safe for pregnant women, chemotherapy, etc.
Can hair fibers cause hair loss?
No, hair fibers cannot cause any further hair loss, as they do not interact with the hair follicles in any way, and they do not have side effects or ingredients that could interact with medications or other hair re-growth treatments. Hair fibers are applied and stay on the hair only, and cannot physically penetrate the follicle or the pores. Also, keratin hair fibers do not bleed any chemicals that might be harmful to the hair or the scalp.
Are there hair fibers that are not made of keratin?
Yes, there are cotton hair fibers, however, it’s better to always search for Keratin! Cotton fibers are made with much inferior quality and due to the weight and texture of the material, they can look quite unnatural and powder-like. Cotton fibers do not attach to the hair as easily and can bleed dyes and smear when exposed to humidity conditions, such as sweat, rain, snow, etc.
Keratin fibers, however, are made of the same protein that our natural hair is made of, so they blend effortlessly and look very natural; a good quality one, will go unnoticed. Also, among the best keratin hair fibers on the market, we can find those that are electro-statically charged, which means they will attach to the hair by themselves, without the need for additional products, and stay on until washed off with shampoo. The best hair fiber on the market should not smear or smudge when exposed to sweat (yes, you can rock your thick hair even when working out), rain, snow, or any type of humidity.
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