Healthy hair is linked to how healthy you are overall. Being active, eating well-balanced foods, and staying hydrated all make a difference in the well-being of your hair and skin. At Pyara Spa and Salon, we have a Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment to help repair damage to hair by infusing keratin into the hair strands, making it smooth, shiny, and manageable. In addition to regular Brazilian Blowouts, it’s also important to make sure you’re eating properly to naturally support your body’s synthesis of keratin.
What is a Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment? It’s a semi-permanent method of sealing a liquid keratin and preservative solution into the hair. This treatment can be used on all hair types and is meant to eliminate hair frizz and to smooth and straighten your hair for up to three months.
While our Brazilian Blowout treatment is a great solution for adding keratin into your hair cuticles to strengthen hair while making it smooth and manageable, you also need to make sure you’re eating healthy and absorbing natural keratin as well.
What is keratin? It’s a protein that naturally exists in our skin, hair, nails – and also in our internal organs and glands. It works to form a protective defense to help your hair stay youthful, healthy, and hold its elasticity.
Why is keratin important? Keratin maintains the structure of your skin, promotes wound healing, improves skin texture, and increases nail growth. In terms of your hair, keratin strengthens your hair, helps prevent hair loss, and keeps your hair shiny and healthy. Besides a professional keratin treatment to improve the health of your hair, you can also boost your body’s keratin levels with certain foods.
Eggs. Eggs are a great way to boost keratin production and a great source of biotin – an essential nutrient needed in the process of keratin synthesis. Eggs are also rich in other nutrients such as riboflavin, vitamin A, B12, and selenium.
Sweet Potato. Not only are sweet potatoes highly nutritious but they boost keratin production. They are high in beta carotene, which is converted in the body into vitamin A which in turn promotes keratin synthesis and improves hair health.
Garlic. Garlic is high in L-cysteine, an amino acid naturally found in keratin. L-Cysteine is one of the few amino acids that can form a disulfide bond. These bonds work to hold together the keratin strands within our locks, providing them with properties that prevent dry hair by absorbing and holding moisture into the hair.
Salmon. Salmon is another food source that is an excellent source of biotin, which supports keratin production. In addition, the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon help to increase hair growth, enrich hair density, and guard against hair loss.
Mangoes. Here’s a sweet way to add nutrients such as Vitamin A into your daily diet which supports keratin synthesis. Mangoes are also known for being high in vitamin C and folate.
Carrots. Carrots are one of those vegetables that you can snack on all day long. Loaded with vitamin C, which promotes collagen production for maintaining the strength, structure, and elasticity of the hair, this delicious vegetable also boasts plenty of biotins, potassium, vitamin K1, and B6.
Kale. Kale has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and this leafy green is a good source of provitamin A and vitamin C. Not only is it good for keratin production, but it also is loaded with nutrients that stimulate hair growth.
To see if a Brazilian Blowout Smoothing treatment is right for you, make an appointment at Pyara Spa and Salon today. Give us a call at 781-270-9200 to book your appointment. Our salon is located at 1050 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.