Monday, September 14, 2015

Video | Humectants and Humidity - Fight Frizz With Ingredients

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Do you leave home with every curl and coil of your natural hair in place only to end the day with unrully, unmanageable, frizzy hair at the end of the day? The secret to controlling frizz may be as simple as reading the ingredients on the back of your hair products more carefully. There are two ingredient categories that have a lot of control over whether you will have a frizz free day or not--humectants and antihumectants.

What is a humectant?
Humectants are ingredients that pull moisture into your hair from the surrounding humid air. If you have limp or frizzy hair, humectants may be to blame. Humectants can also work in reverse if the air is dryer than your hair as in Winter. The result can be super dry hair. Some common humectants are as follows:

PEG compounds
Hydrolyzed Collagen
Panthenol (Vitamin E)

What is an anti-humectant?
Anti-humectants act as a barrier between your hair and the air. They can possibly block your hair from receiving too much moisture and becoming limp and frizzy. Some oils and butters are considered anti-humectants. These may be too heavy for the hair of some.

I don't usually attempt to use anti-humectants and usually resort to avoiding humectant heavy products in "high dew season."

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