While it is true that both the skin and hair are protein rich materials, protein science really comes into its own once we start formulating hair care products.
The structural and functional integrity of hair can be attributed to a protein called Keratin. There are many types of keratin in the natural world ranging from that which you find on hooved animals and tortoise shells through to the softer keratins of feathers, fur and even to the sticky, gloopy mess that is the slime from an eel-like creature called a hagfish! Human hair keratin is most similar to sheep's wool although it is unwise to consider them to be interchangeable as while they look very much the same on initial analysis, dig a bit deeper and you find some very different properties not least the way they deal with hygral stress (water logging).
The relationship between Austin and New Directions started with him attending our skin care and business courses. Since then, Austin has been a client of the technical Help Desk and general business.
A common question we get asked here at New Directions is 'Is it possible to make a natural or organic hair de-tangling product?' The answer is both yes and no.
In terms of natural ingredients that help smooth out the hair and make it easier to comb it is hard to go past Apple Cider Vinegar (or any non-sugar containing vinegar for that matter).
Millions of consumers around the world are now demanding high quality natural haircare products that care for their hair and are also gentle on the environment. It's a smart time for businesses to start a Private Label Natural Haircare line.
The saying goes that our hair is our "crowning glory" and for many it is our precious hair that bears the stress of the daily use of hair dyes, blow-drying, hair straighteners and chemical styling products such as gels, waxes and hair sprays. These all take a toll on the condition of our hair.
So right about now I guess that you are thinking "what is a quat"? It's a perfectly reasonable question but it has a perfectly complicated answer thanks to those pesky chemists and their INCI names. However, with a little patience we can get to the bottom of this...