Taking a lit candle to your hair is something you would assume would be on the beauty horror stories list, but leave it to supermodels like Alessandra Ambrosio and Barbara Fialho to subject their hair to a naked flame and come with locks that look more luscious than ever.
Okay really, in their defense, velaterapia, or “candle cutting,” is a technique born out of Brazil that has been around since the 1960s. And if done properly by a professional (Don’t try this at home, folks!), is said to literally burn split ends off of your hair, opening the hair follicle and allowing it to retain moisture. Follow the link below to read more about it, and to see how it’s done.