Need to Fix Damaged Hair? These Protein Hair Treatments Work

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Are you sick of your hair breaking off, splitting at the ends, or just looking worn out? ​Moisturizing treatments can help keep your dried out hair feeling better, but to really prevent hair from splitting, you need to strengthen your strands with a hair protein treatment. Why? Hair is made of protein, and reinforcing your hair from the inside out will keep those ends from breaking off and splitting apart. Interested in helping your damaged hair?

Below, find our favorite protein treatments for hair that actually work.

CHI Keratin Mist Leave-In Strengthening Treatment

CHI Keratin Mist is, hands down, one of my favorite products of all time. I use it on just about every head I touch in the salon, and I use it on my own hair every day. The light mist provides protein to the hair shaft, light detangling, and also evens out the porosity of the hair shaft in one product. It's a leave-in strengthening product that helps protect your locks against heat damage. So, what does that mean? It means a better hair day today, and even better hair days tomorrow. To use it, simply spray evenly throughout your mane post-shower, then style as usual.

Redken Extreme Mega Mask

Extreme Mega Mask

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Redken is serious about protein treatments and has dedicated an entire series in their product line to protein treatments. Pretty great, right? This product series is comprehensive and can help rebuild and repair damaged hair with everything from shampoo to leave-in treatments. We're particularly big fans of the line's Mega Mask, which helps fortify damaged hair to be stronger while deeply conditioning. Even better, the formula is safe for color-treated hair. Want to put it to use in your own hair care routine? After shampooing, use the mask in place of your conditioner. Apply it to damp hair, focusing on mid-length to ends, and leave on for three to five minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Easy!

Avalon Organics Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo

Avalon Organics Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo With Wheat Protein

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For those who prefer an organic option, you can't go wrong with Avalon Organics' Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo, which is formulated with wheat protein. This volumizing shampoo gently cleanses your hair and scalp, as strengthening wheat protein helps repair and prevent damage while adding volume to thin hair. The formula is free of GMOs, parabens, sulfates, and fragrances. To use, gently massage it onto wet hair, lather, and rinse. Follow with conditioner.

Protein Rx Reparative Treatment Mask by Frederic Fekkai - OOS

Anti-Breakage Treatment Mask
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Those that have tried the Protein Rx Reparative Treatment Mask by Frederick Fekkai say nothing but great things. This product is made up of an exclusive soy and milk protein complex that restores and reinforces hair, preventing future damage. It also leaving hair soft and manageable. My ethnic and African-American clients also love this product for softening course texture and getting through tangles! For an intense deep condition, apply from mid-length to ends, then wrap hair in a warm towel. Wait five to 10 minutes, then rinse.

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