Burning your hair makes it more beautiful, says supermodel

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Brazilian supermodel Barbara Fialho has luscious locks.

How does she keep it that way? By having it burnt regularly.

Fashionista reported that the beauty visits the upmarket Laces and Hair Salon in Sao Paolo to undergo its signature velaterapia procedure.

The treatment involves the use of a candle flame to burn off split ends, Mail Online reported.

According to the salon's website, this process "cauterises the hair, leaving behind a passage of nutrients to its interior".

Fialh​o told Fashionista: 'If I did [straightening treatments] I would lose all my hair! They’re very strong.'

Her hair looks great, but we're not about to rush out and burn our hair just yet. 

And please, don't try this at home.

Sources: Mail Online, Laces and Hair Salon, Fashionista