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Conditioning Treatments and How They Help Your Hair

From blow dryer to hair color, sun exposure to curling irons, every day we do things that dehydrate our hair. And when hair becomes dry and brittle, not only does it lose its softness, but it becomes fragile and easy to break. To fix dry hair and prevent it from losing moisture, add a conditioning treatment to your haircare routine. Yes, it’s an extra step that takes a bit of time, but the results are worth it. Not convinced? Here are four benefits of conditioning treatments:

 

Damage prevention

Regular conditioning can prevent damage from sun, thermal tools, and chemicals, like hair color.

 

Infuse moisture

Your hair needs moisture to make the hair healthy. Without moisture hair becomes dry, brittle, and more prone to breakage and split ends.

 

Promotes elasticity

Dry hair snaps and breaks when pulled, combed, or brushed. To combat breakage, nourish, strengthen, and moisturize your hair with conditioners containing proteins or amino acids; look on the bottle for ingredients like shea butter, panthenol, or vitamin B5, flax seed, acai fruit, or goji fruit. To improve strength and elasticity, use products that contain natural oils like argan, olive, and sun flower.

 

Adds shine and luster

Chemical damage, environmental stressors, heat styling, and even the daily grind can rob your hair of shine and luster, leaving it flat and lifeless. A conditioning mask can repair damage and smooth the hair shaft, bringing back movement and shine.


Now, finding the right conditioning treatment for your hair type:

Curly or Textured Hair

If you have curly/textured hair, look for products designed to add moisture and keep frizz at bay. It’s a 10 Miracle Silk Mask, Redken All Soft Mega Mask, or DESIGNLINE Triple Effect Leave-in Conditioner are good options.

Fine Hair

If you have fine hair, use products that are described as light or weightless. Biolage Volumebloom Aqua Gel Conditioner or DESIGNLINE Weightless Dry Oil Leave-in are great picks.

Damaged or Stressed Hair

If you have damaged, stressed hair, choose products that strengthen and add protein to the hair like Redken Extreme Mega Mask and Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment.

Both in-salon and at-home treatments are effective ways to keep your hair soft, shiny and healthy. Talk with your stylist about treatments that would work best to keep your hair healthy and conditioned.

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