Wheat protein is a common ingredient found in volumizing shampoos.
Many people suffer from hair loss and hair loss for a number of reasons such as inadequate nutrition, genetics and stress. Some people want thick, attractive locks but want to get them naturally rather than hair extensions or wigs. Many people change their hair styles and add layers to create the illusion of fuller hair, and others opt for a volumizing shampoo to achieve this sought-after look. There are many brands and products that claim to help with the problem of thin, lifeless hair by lifting fine hairs and filling them in. Most of these products feature protein as a basic ingredient.
Each of the main ingredients used in volumizing shampoo works to treat different parts of the hair.
Human hair is made of keratin, a strong fibrous scleroprotein found in the outer layers of hair, skin, nails, hooves and teeth. Naturally occurring thin hair, or fine hair, typically has fewer amino acids than thick hair naturally has. When a person uses hair products regularly, amino acids are often removed from the hair, leaving it lifeless, smooth, and dull. Volume shampoo works to add humectants, which are non-greasy substances that attract and pull moisture from the surrounding environment. These humectants help dilate a person’s hair strands to create the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.
A volumizing shampoo can help prevent frizzy hair from becoming flat and lifeless.
The main ingredients found in volumizing shampoo include panthenol, wheat protein, rice protein, silk protein and witch hazel. Each ingredient acts in the treatment of different components of fine hair. Panthenol has humectant properties, is usually made from plant extracts, and is a non-irritating form of pro-vitamin B5. It is also used to treat skin conditions because it has amazing absorption properties. In a volumizing shampoo, it works to increase the moisture intake around the hair strands and increase the hair roots.
Silk protein is found in more expensive lines of volumizing shampoos.
Wheat protein is another common ingredient found in volumizing shampoos and works to repair damaged hair with its natural moisture-retaining and film-forming properties. This assists the hair in several areas, including the body in general; elasticity, which results in less hair breakage; softness; and shine. Rice protein helps to strengthen and expand the diameter of the hair shaft for a thicker look. It can also give hair more volume, lift and elasticity.
Silk protein is found in more expensive lines of volumizing shampoos and works to restore and rebalance the hair’s natural pH levels. This typically prevents brittleness and adds moisture to the hair without adding weight to the surface, which can make the hair appear thicker. Witch hazel extract is also used to add moisture to hair, provide resilience and prevent hair loss.