How to tell if your hair needs protein or moisture

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There are so many hair products out there these days that it's borderline overwhelming, so it's important to know what your hair needs in order to determine which one is right for you.

It's important to know that protein and moisture treatments are very different, and giving your hair too much of one can actually end up hurting it, so don't assume all hair masks/products are created equal. Instead, figure out what your hair is lacking and then choose a course of treatment. Here's how to tell:

Perform The Strand Test

Take a strand of your hair, wet it with water, then gently stretch it. if it returns to it's original length without breaking, you have properly balanced moisture/protein levels. Yay! However, if it stretches more than it should and breaks, you probably need protein. If it doesn't stretch much, you need moisture.

Go By Feel

If the strand test doesn't work for you, go by how your hair feels. Stringy, limp, or sticky hair generally needs more protein. If your hair feels tough or hard, it probably has too much protein in it. However, if your hair is dry, tangled, and weak, it needs moisture. Overly soft hair that is breaking and won't style has too much moisture.

Once you've figured out what your hair needs, shop behaves range of hydrator shampoo and conditioner for moisture and bhave rescue shampoo and rescue conditioner for more protein. 

Your hair, your life, your rules!

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