Q My strands are fried from years of highlights. Can I rehab my hair?
A Yes, just use a hair mask instead of conditioner for a month, says New York- based salon owner Paul Labrecque. Bleach strips hair of its moisturising layer ( called the F, or fatty- acid, layer), causing locks to feel like straw. Masks, which are more concentrated, contain ingredients that mimic the F layer. Quench your strands with Pantene Total Damage Care Daily Deep Repair Rinse- Off Treatment, ₹ 199, or Dove Nourishing Oil Care Weekly Vita Oils Repair Mask, 300, which is enriched with coconut, almond and sunflower oil.