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Also unlike keratin treatments, there’s no three-day waiting period before washing your hair.
Demand for its pinecone-ish scales, made of keratin, like fingernails, has soared in China, where they are used in medicines.
In these countries pangolins’ meat is a treat and their scales are used in folk medicine, even though those scales are made of keratin, the same substance as hair and fingernails, and thus have no medicinal value.
Living animals tend to have tails with weapons that are made of keratin, like the quills of a porcupine or the scales of a pangolin.
This five-minute treatment infuses the power of keratin protein and black rice to heal super damaged strands from the inside out.
The Nexxus Keraphix Damage Healing Hair Reconstructing Treatment is infused with it, along with keratin, collagen, and elastin, to help repair any damage your hair may have.
Shah also explains milia can occur when keratin gets trapped under the surface of the skin, when there's skin trauma (i.e. burns, blisters, etc.), or after the use of certain topical medications.
In reality, rhino horn is just keratin—the same stuff as your fingernails.
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Origin and Etymology of keratin
First Known Use: circa 1849See Words from the same year
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