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beauty bonus 5. DARE- 3 TO-WEAR HAIR Easy ways to nail these celeb- approved ’dos. 1 Wet and Wild The Risk: “Water weakens hair strands and makes them susceptible to stretching and potentially breaking,” says NYC hairstylist Stephen Thevenot. Combing a wet style stretches them even more. The Fix: Dodge H2O altogether, and fake the look with gel. Spread a quarter- size amount into your palms, then slick hair back from your hairline, ideally with your fingers. Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Styling Gel, amazon.com, `450 Sienna Miller Nicki Minaj The Risk: These waves only look chill. “When hair is heated with a curling iron, its protein [key to strong, healthy strands] is depleted, causing loss of moisture,” says Damien Carney, Creative Director of Schwarzkopf Professional. The Fix: Defend hair before you start styling by spritzing on a heat- protectant spray. Already feeling the burn? Use a weekly treatment to reverse protein loss. Rene Furterer’s helps restore keratin, collagen, and elastin. Bella Hadid Oribe Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Treatment, amazon.com, `3,294 approx 2 Jourdan Dunn 4. Power Pastel The Risk: Bleaching darker hair first separates the disulphide bonds that connect your hair’s proteins, says Sam DiVine, Co-Founder and Owner of Society Salons in NYC. The Fix: Stylists swear by Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 to relink broken bonds. To increase time between salon visits, use a weekly colour- depositing treatment. Rene Furterer Absolue Kératine Sublime Renaissance, nykaa.com, `3,000   3 . Boss Braids The Risk: “When they’re pulled too tight, braids can cause strands to break at the root or damage the hair follicle,” says Stephen. The Fix: Consider slightly looser plaits, and run this serum along your scalp daily. It soothes and strengthens follicles with cell- renewing beta hydroxy acid and caffeine. 2. Bad*ss Bends 4 Olaplex No3 Hair Perfector, lookfantastic.co.in, `2,976 FOR MORE GREAT STORIES, VISIT COSMO.IN 1.