Curly Hair Care


Hair porosity plays an important role in our hair care regime. One way of telling the health of your hair is its porosity. Hair porosity is determined by how easily moisture can pass through the cuticle layer of hair shaft. All hair is porous but the level of porosity depends on genetics and the amount of damage that the cuticle layer has gone through. The more […]

How porous is your hair?




You know sometimes when you feel your hair is not responding to the products that were working perfectly fine for quite sometime and no matter how many times you use your regular shampoo, you still feel your hair weighed down and limp. The solution to your problem can be to clarify your hair. What is clarifying Clarifying is to clean your hair from pollutants, dirt, product build up […]

What is a clarifying shampoo?


You must have remembered from the Protein and moisture balance post that it is essential to keep your hair balanced with these two. Moisture provides the elasticity to hair which is very important to prevent breakage and protein provides the structure to hold the moisture in. So, these two go hand in hand and it is important for healthy hair that you balance moisture and […]

My experiments with Gelatin



Silicones are used as conditioning agents in most hair care products like shampoo, conditioners, treatments and leave-in products. How silicones work Due to their good spreadability, they make a thin film on hair which reduces hair porosity, and prevent hair from absorbing moisture from outside air. That’s how they provide anti-frizz and help in extreme humid condition. Lubricates the surface of the hair to provide […]

Silicone in hair care – Is it for curly hair?


The biggest problem with curly hair is how to make the curls last longer. Our hair looks fabulous on first day after wash. But after the first night, you wake up with frizzy, mashed up curls. I will show you how you can refresh your curls the second day. Be realistic, the second day curls never look as frizz-free as they look on first day […]

How to get second-day curls






All of us long for healthy and lustrous hair as your hair is considered your crowning glory. How your hair looks on a particular day makes a lot of difference to your appearance . But alas, I remember in my younger days when I had a crown not of glory but of thrones. My hair was unmanageable with lots of split ends. To tame my curls, I […]

Hair Damage – Causes and how to avoid


If you have read my earlier posts, you know about humectants. So, today lets talk about their role in hair care products. Humectant Humectants draws water from the air and hence are used in the products to increase the water retention in your hair and skin. The water retention capability of these substances comes from the hydrogen bond that they make with water molecules which […]

Humectants, Humidity and Curly hair