These 18 terms will help you know more to maintain healthy hair.1. Amino Acids
Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, are commonly found in shampoos, conditioners, and leave-in products. The acids are small and make up keratin, the key structural component of hair and nails, allowing them to penetrate deep into the hair shaft to repair and strengthen.
Beeswax is a common ingredient in pomades and creams. "It can also be used to help with emulsification to provide rich cream formulations of many uses," says Rolf Mast, chemist with Number 4 Haircare. Beeswax protects hair from moisture loss and environmental damage, while also providing volume and sheen.
3. Blow-dry Cream/Thermal Protection
Often sold as a cream or gel, it's a must-have product for anyone who styles hair with heat three to five times a week, as repeated use of hot styling tools depletes hair of moisture and natural oils over time. A blow-dry cream offers stronger protection than a traditional leave-in conditioner.