Detangling or care, fine to normal or thick or curly hair, there is definitely an Altesse Studio brush made for you!

From the environment we live in to the way we brush it: puffy hair can be caused by different factors. Here are our solutions to get rid of them effectively.

Why does hair swell?

 Frizz here, flyaways there... How to prevent hair from swelling? Before revealing our solutions, we must understand the causes at the heart of the problem.

Humidity, enemy number 1

Swollen hair is the result of open scales of the hair fibers. This phenomenon is due to external attacks. In the majority of cases, it is humidity that is responsible for swelling hair. In addition to having volume, humidity is the cause of frizz and visually “messy” hair.

Be careful what you put on your hair!

Repetitive use of hair care products, such as clarifying shampoos, risks damaging your fiber. Drying chemicals open and separate the scales from your hair. While these should be sealed, the hair takes on a rough, frizzy appearance and the ends become split.

Curly hair: a sensitive area

Unfortunately, we are not all equal when it comes to the problem of swelling hair. As a result, curly hair will naturally be more inclined to experience the phenomenon. The cause: having a more porous fiber, they are more sensitive to it.

 

Please note: if you have curly hair, avoid dry brushing it as you risk ending up with curls that become deformed and split. Prefer detangling on wet hair with the detangling brush from the Altesse Studio Beauté collection .

How to avoid having swollen hair?

 

To avoid swollen hair, the key lies in taking care of the hair fiber, and particularly its hydration. Here are our three most effective tips.

Brushing

We can never tell you enough: good tools make good workers. By opting for a boar bristle hairbrush, like the brushes from Altesse Studio's Prestige collection , the fiber is hydrated, evenly distributing your natural sebum from root to tip. This hydration prevents hair from absorbing more moisture — thus preventing frizz. Be careful to brush gently, as rough handling can open the hair cuticles and cause the swollen effect you want to avoid.

Temperature

As we mentioned, humidity is a factor that generates foamy hair . The solution ? Start by washing your hair with lukewarm water, then rinse it with cold water to seal the cuticles. Next, use a microfiber cloth to gently squeeze out excess water. Finally, be sure to minimize the use of heated styling tools on your hair or, alternatively, use your hair dryer on the lowest setting.

Care

Pay particular attention to the formulation of your daily shampoos: avoid those containing sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate — two ingredients, among others, that cause hair dehydration. Don't hesitate to invest in a leave-in hair serum on wet hair to seal in moisture and prevent frizz. Finally, otherwise opt for the most natural of methods: a sebum treatment with recognized moisturizing power, the potential of which is increased if it is carried out with a quality brush, ideally made of boar bristles.

July 11, 2023