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

 

Why does hair gonflent?

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

Humidity, enemy no. 1

Swollen hair is the result of open scales in the hair fibers. This phenomenon is caused by external aggression. In most cases, it's humidity that's responsible for puffy hair. In addition to volume, humidity is the cause of frizz and visually untidy hair.

Be careful what you put on your hair!

Repeated use of hair care products such as clarifying shampoos can damage your hair fiber. The drying chemicals open and spread the scales of your hair. When the scales should be sealed, hair becomes rough and fluffy, with split ends.

Curly hair: a sensitive terrain

Unfortunately, we're not all equal when it comes to the problem of puffy hair. As a result, curly hair is naturally more prone to the phenomenon. The reason: because its fiber is more porous, it's more susceptible.

 

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

How can I avoid puffy hair?

 

To avoid puffy hair, the key is to take good care of the hair fiber, and especially its hydration. Here are our three most effective tips.

Brushing

We can't stress this enough: the right tools make the right workers. By opting for a hairbrush in boar bristles, like the brushes in the Prestige collection by Altesse Studio , the fiber is moisturized, evenly distributing your natural natural oils from root to tip. This hydration prevents hair from absorbing more moisture - and thus preventing frizz. Be sure to brush gently, as rough handling can open up the hair cuticles and cause the puffy effect we're so keen to avoid.

Temperature

As we've already mentioned, humidity is one of the factors that leads to moussey hair. The solution? Start by washing your hair with lukewarm water, then rinse 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, failing that, use your hairdryer 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, responsible for hair dehydration. Don't hesitate to invest in a leave-in hair serum for wet hair to seal in moisture and prevent frizz. Finally, opt for the most natural of all methods: a course of treatment with natural oils , with its recognized moisturizing power, whose potential is enhanced if carried out with a quality brush, ideally in boar bristles.