How to Use Oil for Curly Hair: Comprehensive Guide
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
2w ago
Fact Checked & Reviewed By Leonela Paladino Leo has more than 17 years of valuable experience as a researcher and lecturer in Biology and Genetics. Holding a PhD in Biology… Learn More Using oil on curly hair has been turned into a trend, but there is a long history of oil used for hair care. While some believe oils are too heavy for curly hair, science explains how oil can retain moisture and help with hair health. So, how do you use it for curly hair?  Oil for curly hair can serve several benefits, like moisturizing, detangling, protection, and styling. The scientific and biologic ..read more
Visit website
Does Hair Contain Water?
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
1M ago
Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Verna Meachum Hair is a fascinating, complex structure primarily composed of alpha-keratin protein. This protein forms the backbone of hair through its polypeptide strands, which are intricately linked by various chemical bonds.1 Just like other biological materials, water plays a pivotal role, and keratin is no exception. Keratin has a remarkable ability to adsorb and retain water molecules.2 To answer the question, “Does hair contain water?” – yes, it certainly does. Hair fibers house water in two forms: external, where water molecules are adsorbed onto ..read more
Visit website
Is High Porosity Hair Genetic?
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
2M ago
Last Updated on February 14, 2024 by Verna Meachum Are you curious about whether the characteristic of high porosity hair is inherited? It’s a valid question, especially considering the link between high porosity and damaged hair. How could a trait associated with damage be genetic? This article aims to shed light on that very topic. The simple answer is yes: hair porosity is influenced by genetics. Our genes play a crucial role in determining the structure and texture of our hair shafts. But the story doesn’t end there. Porosity is a complex trait influenced by various factors, not just gene ..read more
Visit website
Are Parabens in Hair Products Something to Be Afraid Of?
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
2M ago
Last Updated on February 7, 2024 by Verna Meachum The debate over the safety of parabens in hair products and cosmetic products is widespread, with varied opinions. In essence, parabens are synthetic preservatives with antimicrobial properties used across various products to prevent the undesirable growth of bacteria and fungi.1 These microorganisms can flourish in products without preservatives, leading to spoilage characterized by discoloration and foul odor.2,3 Parabens, which have been reliably preserving products for 80 years, are now facing increased scrutiny over potential health risks ..read more
Visit website
10 Best Products for 2C Hair
The Mestiza Muse
by Rehana Debar
2M ago
Last Updated on January 31, 2024 by Rehana Debar 2C, with its distinct s-shaped curls, represents the most defined pattern within the spectrum of wavy hair textures. This natural texture, lying at the intersection of straight hair and more pronounced curls, showcases a stunning shape and character when given proper care. However, without the right products, even this wavy hair pattern can appear dull and weighed down, losing its essence. Recognizing the unique needs of this curl type compared to straight hair and other wave patterns, in this post, I share my top 10 best product picks for 2C ha ..read more
Visit website
Understanding the Link Between Mold Exposure and Hair Health: My Personal Experience
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
3M ago
Last Updated on January 18, 2024 by Verna Meachum Two years of living in a mold-infested apartment took a toll on both my daughter and me, manifesting in significant hair loss and overall deterioration in our hair health. At first, I was unaware, but I eventually came to understand the significant impact that mold was having on both my daughter’s health and our hair. Seeking answers, I turned to a friend with a PhD in Chemistry and a deep knowledge of hair science. This article is a culmination of our findings on the impact of mold on hair health, offering insights and solutions. Hair Health a ..read more
Visit website
Exploring Drugstore Curly Hair Products: Quality and Value Compared
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
3M ago
Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Verna Meachum Embarking on the journey to find the perfect hair care products can feel like navigating a maze with countless paths. You’ll discover two main categories: “Over the Counter” (OTC) products and “Professional Products.” OTC options in drugstores, grocery stores, and online are crafted for daily hair care routines. These include shampoos, conditioners, styling aids, and home hair treatments. Designed for the general public, they cater to a broad range of hair needs and are easily accessible. On the other hand, professional products, often sold in ..read more
Visit website
Men’s Curly Hair Problems and Solutions
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
3M ago
Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Verna Meachum Only those with natural curls truly grasp the unique and sometimes wild experience of managing curly hair. Curly hair is incredible, vibrant, and has so much character. But it doesn’t come without challenges. This post discusses the most common and annoying problems with solutions for men with curly hair.  Problems that men with curly hair often face are hair length issues that limit hair type and hair type understanding. Lack of quality information and products are also factors. Excessive frizz, dry hair, and balding from hair fall also h ..read more
Visit website
Curly Hair Types for Men
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
3M ago
Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Verna Meachum Men’s hair care was never a major concern in the past. That has evolved, and more men are now focused on proper products and routines. But figuring that out can be confusing, especially for curly guys. Understanding your hair requires knowing your curl type, even for men.  Men’s curly hair types range from wavy to curly to coily in a standard system where they are labeled type 2, type 3, and type 4, respectively. These categories have subcategories ranging from A to C, providing clarity on texture, density, pattern, porosity, damage, etc ..read more
Visit website
How to Control Frizz in Men’s Curls
The Mestiza Muse
by Verna Meachum
3M ago
Last Updated on January 4, 2024 by Verna Meachum Frizz is the arch-enemy of curls. Anyone with curls knows it takes a special height of patience and effort to manage those little danglers. Men with curly hair suffer the same frustration, and with more guys embracing their natural curls, the question that holds the most weight is how to control frizz. Wet Styling Silk/Satin No Touching Hair Oil/Serum Hair Spray Anti Humidity Products Cold Water Rinse Condition and Moisturize Embracing Nature Ditch Terry Towels Diffuse your Hair There are several methods to control frizz, which we discuss in ..read more
Visit website

Follow The Mestiza Muse on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR