Shampoo and conditioner that detangle, soften, and moisturize to treat the breakage caused by processing and styling. Look for silicones, like dimethicone, which help detangle hair, and natural oils, like coconut oil, to quench dryness. Because coarse hair needs intense moisturizing, add a hydrating
hair mask to your routine once a week, says celebrity stylist Ken Paves. As hair improves, use it just twice a month and then eventually
once a month.
• Motions Active Moisture Lavish Shampoo and Plus Conditioner,
$5 each; drugstores.
• Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Thick Conditioning Mask, $18; Walmart.com
• SoftSheen-Carson Optimum Salon Haircare Amla Legend Moisture Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner, $6.50 each; drugstores.
Protein treatments. They can cause the hair to stiffen and break, says Motions celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen.