How can I make my hair stronger?

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Question: I have very coarse thick hair that constantly breaks as it grows, leaving me unable to achieve that long sleek look. I have tried every moisturizing, anti-breakage treatment there is! Is there anything you could suggest to make my hair stronger?

Answer:

Hair strengthening treatments with protein can have the opposite effect on your hair if you overuse them. Protein buildup can make your hair dull, hard and brittle. I suggest you use a protein-based mask once a week for a month, and then take a hiatus before treating your hair again. If you’re trying to tame natural curls, note that a buildup of anti-frizz products containing silica can also cause hair to snap. Instead, try a moisturizing leave-in conditioner to reduce frizzies (apply it to towel-dried hair and allow your do to air-dry) and avoid breakage.

If you have the time and money, go to a salon that carries L’Oreal Professionnel or Kerastase products. Both haircare lines offer in-salon treatments to boost you do’s condition, plus you’ll be able to speak to an educated hair stylist who can provide you with a personal plan of action to make your tresses strong and gorgeous.

Good Luck!

– Juliette Lie, Beauty Editor

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