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Hey there - let's explore a little hair bondage, shall we?
As we enter the DOG DAYS of SUMMER and ponytail season comes to a close - there’s one hot topic that is not escaping my chair - and your hair!
Your Hair’s Inner Workings
Your hair is made up of keratin. These proteins are present in the middle layer of the cuticle and are susceptible to changing shape on a humid day.
Outside of Keratin, your hairs made up of 50% carbon, 21% oxygen, 17% nitrogen, 6% hydrogen, and 5% sulfur.
Keratin proteins chemically bond together in two different ways.
Molecules on neighboring keratin strands can form a disulfide bond, in which two sulfur atoms are bonded together. These bonds are permanent and determine the hair’s strength. They are NOT affected by the level of humidity in the air.
The other type of bond represents the link between adjacent keratin proteins and is much weaker and temporary. The are the bonds that shift by creating shape whether curly or blown out straight - as new ones are forming each time your hair gets wet and dries again.
Hair is porous and it cannot help but to absorb moisture when there is humidity in the air. So if humid air has much higher numbers of water molecules than dry air, a strand of hair can form much higher numbers of hydrogen bonds on a humid day.
This interaction is what causes the hair to fold back on itself at the molecular level at a greater rate.
Keeping Frizz at Bay
Hair that is dry and fragile from hard water, heating agents, or chemically based hair treatments, leave it particularly susceptible.
Keeping your hair well moisturized with the right amount of protein is key to helping avoid frizz. With that said, hair is extremely susceptible to hydrogen bonds and will occur to some level no matter how well you narrow in on this issue at hand.
No matter what your frizz scale is, I’ll share 3 simple ways to improve your hair health and shine.
Get on the Keratin Express
This is a easy and quick fix. At BE, we offer a keratin express treatment that takes no time at all and can be conveniently added to the end of a hair color. We simply wash your locks of love and layer by layer add keratin - blow dry and flat iron to seal the deal (bonds). What you take out, but be put back in - it’s the root of healthy hair.
Protect & Smooth Home Care
As a 20 year stylist, I swear by this key step. Anti-frizz products help the hair to withstand humid environments, retain keratin and moisture, while protecting it from UV and heat-activated styling tools. Our Treat & Protect Spray prevents your locks from expanding and frizzing up in high humidity.
Seal the Deal for Everyday Shine
Ending your hair care routine with a quality serum is a key step in banishing frizz for the rest of the day. BEWARE of excess silicones! Silicone is known to hover the top of the cuticle to prevent the outer lift of the hair scales (frizz), but it simultaneously pulls out your hair’s NMF (natural moisturizing factor) over time. Quite the opposite of what you want to do.
Grant your mane a sleek glossy finish with our weightless argan oil and keratin infused glossing serum free of heavy silicones to prevent your hair from looking flat and oleaginous (oil) like.
So there you are - now GO MASTER THAT FRIZZ! Here if you need us - email email@example.com for any additional questions or to book an appointment!