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Hair Care Tips For Smoother Tresses & Less Frizz

Hair-Care-LESS-FRIZZ-1Does it seem as though you’ve tried every hair care product on the market? Over the course of our lives many of us will use or have used a cocktail of serums, gels, moisturizers, cleansing products and an array of styling tools to get anywhere near the look that seems so easily attained at the salon. Try as we might most of us will fail miserably because we don’t understand the key to having amazing looking hair. Luckily, we’re in the sharing mood so here it is. Great hair has three major characteristics no matter the length, color or texture of your hair – it has a closed cuticle, smooth hair shaft and minimal frizz.

Why is it that we are not able to maintain the gorgeous style that we get at the salon. Well the simple answer is that most things are better left to a professional. The more complicated answer is that you have to understand what your hair needs to look its best before you can have hair that behaves as you’d like. Usually the choices we make regarding hair care kind of come down to time and money. How much time are you willing to put into finding (or making) products that give you the desired end result while not breaking the bank. Or in the case of many, are you willing to shell out good money for a hair treatment or product line in order to preserve your valuable free time. Whichever of these are your priority we can give you a few pointers on how to maximize the results of your hair care processes.

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Healthy Hair Tips for Less Porosity

 

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If someone asked you to explain the way your hair looks you probably can come up with dozens of descriptors – but would porous make the cut. As we think of our hair in terms of length, thickness, and overall health we rarely seek out healthy hair tips for managing the porosity of our hair. In a previous post we explained the importance of maintaining a smooth closed cuticle, well porosity is the result of cuticles that have been too open, for too long.

Certain hair types are more prone to porosity than others, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to minimize the amount of porosity in your hair. But the way to repair hair that has become porous is different depending on the degree of porosity. Don’t know how to determine whether or not you have porous hair to what degree it is damaged? There are a couple of simple tests that you can do at home to understand whether or not your hair is porous. Place a shed hair (don’t pull or cut) into a glass, the degree to which your hair sinks in the water shows how porous your hair is or isn’t. Hair that has high porosity will sink, normal porosity will float in the water, low porosity hair will remain unmoved on top of the water. Don’t have a glass of water handy? Try rubbing thumb and index finger down a strand of hair. If you descend down the strand smoothly you have low porosity hair, a bumpy ride down indicates high porosity.

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