Get frustrated when your hair doesn't hold a curl?
Marvel at a salon blow dry and how it tames your unruly hair?
It's all about bonds. Not the James version.There are three main side bonds that are encouraged to break and reform using moisture, heat and chemicals. The two physical side bonds (salt and hydrogen) can be broken and reformed using moisture and heat. So when you are curling or straightening hair - this is the what will happen to your hairs structure to achieve the style you want. Leaving the hair to cool means the bonds will harden, enabling a longer lasting style. The other side bond (disulfide) requires a chemical reaction to break and reform. This is the strongest of the three side bonds.
|Image from my college workbooks - which I still read!|
(these kind of posts really satisfy the hair geek in me, I'd study hair all day long if I could!)
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