Hair Science


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?


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?



Hair conditioners are slowly becoming part of everyone’s hair care routine, be it a rinse-off, leave-in or a deep conditioning treatment. We know that a conditioner makes our hair much more manageable by providing moisture that helps to remove frizz and dryness. It also provides the hair slip and conditioning that helps to de-tangle the hair and create a kind of film that enhances the smoothness and shine […]

How conditioner works




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



Every shampoo in the market whether it is a normal shampoo or one which claims to be sulfate-free always contain some kind of surfactant. Surfactants are added in the formulation for their cleaning property as they act like a detergent. Their main aim is to remove the dirt, excess sebum and oil from the hair. As we all know, curly hair are already moisture deprived […]

All about surfactants and how to choose a mild shampoo




Have you ever wondered, why some people have long hair and for some people, hair just refuse to grow beyond a certain length. Just read on to find out….     Hair is mainly composed of protein called keratin and has two parts. One part is under the skin called hair follicle. Second part is the hair shaft that we see outside our skin. Dermal […]

The long and short of hair growth