Arm Your Hair With Amino Acids

It turns out what's in your hair products really can make a difference in the strength of your strands. In fact, many of the tried and true ingredients you trust to protect your skin against aging, can help your hair too.

One important powerful ingredient to scan the bottle for? Amino acids. They act as skin strengtheners, debilitating the formation of lines and wrinkles and collagen breakdown in the skin, and they also work fabulously when applied to the hair. Plus, they speed up the rate at which hair grows and strengthens the strands so that cells lay flat, which increases shine too. "Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which is what hair is made of. When a hair product includes amino acids, it strengthens and moisturizes the structure of the hair," says celebrity hairstylist Hallie Bowman.

We like to get our amino acids from Red Flower Italian Blood Orange Softening Hair Conditioner ($32). Try it out and let us know what you think.

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