If you feel your hair is in need of a little extra love, a specialized hair treatment is probably just what you need. But which do you choose? Each treatment is a bit different so find out which one is right for you before you book your salon appointment.
Try a keratin treatment if you want to reduce frizz and increase shine. It’s a good remedy for hair that has been damaged by heat (blow dryers/flat irons) and works on a varied amount of hair types, including curly and colored. However, keratin should be avoided if you are pregnant, have bleach-damaged hair, or very fine hair. Note that this treatment works as a straightener so if you wear your hair wavy you should also look for something else.
If your hair is feeling dull and weak, it’s probably in need of some protein to strengthen and revive itself. Hair is mostly made up of proteins so it needs them to stay healthy. Signs of weak hair include increased frizziness and susceptibility to tangles, color loss, loss of natural waves/curls, stringiness/limpness, and/or a sticky feel. You can seek out a professional protein treatment at a hair salon or buy a treatment and do it at home. If you go the DIY route, you can leave the treatment on anywhere from 10-30 minutes, depending on your hair’s length and amount of damage.
If your hair is feeling very dry, rough, and brittle, it’s a sign that it needs moisture. There are many different options for deep conditioning. Again, you can go to a salon or if you’d prefer to do it yourself you can use a variety of moisturizing oils to treat your hair. There are lots of pre-made deep conditioning treatments out there that you can buy. Look for moisture-rich ingredients like coconut oil, almond oil, aloe vera, and nut butters. You may have to do some trial and error work to discover which type of oil/butter is right for you, as certain oils may feel heavier on the hair than others. Leave the conditioner on for 20-30 minutes for maximum absorption.