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The best protein treatments for hair

Right now, my hair is rough. It’s become so dry and brittle that it breaks when I wrap it around a brush to blow dry it. The other day at the gym, when I got it caught in a hairband because it was so matted, rather than untangling it I just snapped it off. I should put on a hair mask. But, gah, I won’t. Instead I’ve found leave-in protein treatments, which aim to replace some of the keratin damaged or ageing hair has lost. My favourite type is a spray, which is about as easy to do as snapping hair off. It’s also great for fine hair as, unlike a mask, it doesn’t weigh down. A spritz of something like Philip Kingsley Tricho Pro Volumizing Protein Spray (£35, feelunique.com) a couple of times a week and, well… Thank God.

Alternatively

Phytokeratine Repairing Serum £17, lookfantastic.com Redken Cat Protein Reconstructing Treatment £17.30 (0800 085 4956) Label.m Therapy Age-Defying Protein Cream £17.95, labelm.com Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment £29.50, aveda.co.uk

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