Step 4: Get protein treatments every 6 – 8 weeks
In addition to the weekly alternating of moisturizing and protein conditioners, it is also vital that you include ‘hard’ as well as light protein treatments into the mix.
Protein is the main component in hair and some of it is lost daily during most styling processses including heat styling, combing and just general manipulation. Protein treatments help fill in the cracks in your hair strands hence restoring the hair’s elasticity and strength.
Everyone experiences some degree of breakage in their hair regimen which is perfectly normal if not ideal. When you need to be concerned is when the breakage outweighs the growth that you get. In essence, if your hair remains the same length then there is clearly a strength issue with your strands that needs to be addressed immediately.
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