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Shine, luster and fighting dull locks

Shiny hair is a byproduct of when hair strands lay side-by-side — hence why flat ironing hair increases shine. Uniformity in curl pattern is what reduces frizz and increases shine. The less uniform someone’s curl pattern is, the more “mismatched” the peaks and valleys of each hair strand become. This causes light to refract and scatter on each hair strand, rather than reflecting a brilliant sheen. Some starting methods popular for kinky hair types, such as comb coils, can make baby […]

How to deodorize musty locks

“Mildew” is a word some use to refer to the early stages of mold. “Wet towel smell” is a common indicator of mildew, but never fear — it’s very common and very, very easy to get rid of. Mold is both pH-sensitive and heat-sensitive. According to Ohio State University, most molds cannot survive above 140°F/60°C. Some websites report that application of typical 5% white vinegar kills 82% of mold species. The acid of vinegar’s pH purportedly disfigures the proteins in […]