Your hair and beauty questions answered

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Your most pressing hair and beauty questions answered by our Beauty Editor, Lerato Seuoe.  My hair is breaking. Please help! Try a protein treatment. You can even add an egg to the treatment for intense results. Your hair is about 88% protein. These proteins are of a hard fibrous type known as keratin. When hair is chemically straightened, these bonds are broken, causing the hair to lose strength. If this protein is not replaced, it will eventually cause the hair to break.  A protein treatment usually stops breakage almost immediately. If you have chemically relaxed or damaged hair, it should be used every other week. Usually braids, plaits and cornrows are a great alternative hairstyle in winter or when you’re in between hairstyles, but they too do cause hair to break. Make sure your natural hair is well taken care of. Wash and treat it at least every two weeks. Have your hair treated before you plait it and don’t keep the plaits for longer than four weeks. Also make sure that your hairstylist doesn’t pull the hair too tight, or you could develop a receding hairline. Avoid tying the hair too tightly if you are styling it at home.Like our bodies, hair also need moisture. Always keep your scalp moisturised by applying a nourishing scalp cream. Use an anti-itch spray to avoid irritation. Protect the hair by sleeping with a satin wrap on your head to protect thr hair from rubbing against itself.

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