by Erick Carter
Hair is made up of two layers the inner layer called the cortex and the outer layer called the cuticle, some do have a third called medulla.
The translucent cuticle layer of the hair is like shingles on a roof, which overlap each other and are on average 7-10 layers thick.
The cortex of the hair is made up of chains of proteins and hair texture is determined by hydrogen, salt and disulfide bonds. Heat and moisture break down the salt and hydrogen bonds allowing the protein to absorb moisture.
The protein chains absorb the moisture at different rates causing uneven swelling within the cortex, which causes breaks in the cuticle. After that it starts to snowball. The more the cortex is exposed the more the protein chains absorb moisture from the air and so on.
The trick is to find moisture that you can put in your hair before you even leave your house. The protein chains absorb the moisture like a sponge and like a sponge the chains can only absorb so much. We can, to a degree; control how the chains absorb moisture. That control results in a more even absorption causing less frizz. The hard part is finding the right moisture for your hair type, which is done by trial and error along with help from your stylist.
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