Sunday, 17 February 2013

Fighting Frizz

Summer is creeping up on us. I personally cant wait to turn the heaters off and the air cons on, however for more then half of the population here in Israel, summer = humidity = frizzy locks. We have looked into the top remedies to help combat frizz ( and they are all available from the supermarket!!).

With everyone on the go here in Tel Aviv, I often see women leaving the houses with dripping wet hair. By avoiding touching the curls, and leaving them to dry 'au natual', it does reduce frizz dramatically. Problem is that the water here is full of chemicals that dry in your hair. If you often let your curls air dry, try using sparkling water, its a great remedy to eliminate frizz caused by humidity.

After you wash your hair, give it a final rinse with carbonated or sparkling water. The reason carbonated or sparkling water reduces frizz is because of it’s low pH level. In the buildup of hair, the outer layer is comprised of multiple layers of overlapping, scales and is called the cuticle, which acts to protect the inner layers of the strand. Hair is covered by a very thin fluid layer comprised of oil, salt and water, called the mantle, which is slightly acidic. This acid mantle is very important in maintaining the proper moisture balance in our hair and skin. It is also instrumental in making the cuticle scales lie flatter against the surface of the hair shaft, which makes hair smoother and shinier as the flat scales reflect light more coherently. Scales that lie more snugly against the hair shaft also prevent moisture loss, which results in frizz free hair.

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