Friday, 30 March 2012

Fighting the Frizz - Let the Battle Commence...

As the temperature in Hong Kong rises so does the humidity. As a curly haired girl this can be particularly problematic, so short of scraping my hair back for the next six months and doubling L'Oreal's hairspray profits, I need to investigate how to deal with this prickly issue.

When the humidity is high the outer layer of each hair, the hair cuticle, relaxes. This means that water can pass through the normally water resistant layer to the cortex. The cortex soaks up the water and expands, however as the expansion is uneven the hair so varies in width and orientation and it is  this which causes the frizzy look.

Other factors that cause frizziness are over drying (using appliances like dryers, curling tongs  and straighteners) which causes hair to become brittle and break; unfortunately there are also unavoidable heredity factors (thanks Mum!).

There are a plethora of products on offer that promised to fight that frizz and over the next few weeks I am going to review a few of them. I have curly, fine shoulder length hair that is a fairly dark brown...

These are the products I have selected:

This includes: shampoo, conditioner, hair masque and oil treatment.

Let the battle commence!

1 comment:

  1. On humid days over the last couple of weeks I've tried to embrace my natural waves whilst using Moroccan oil, so far so good but I guess we'll wait for the 90% humidity and 30c days to really put it to the test! If I start to resemble Lolly (no offence Lolly but not the best look on me!) I'll resort to last years life saving Brazilian straightening.