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  • I'm not aware of any scientific reason why egg would help your hair in the way that you describe.
  • It is possible.
  • Hyaluronic acid won't provide any benefit from a rinse off cleanser.
  • To be honest, I don't understand the method you described. Splits show up at the ends of the hair so trimming the ends should be perfectly fine. I don't see why you would have to "chop above the split."
  • Unless they're from a controlled scientific study, other people's photos can't be taken as proof. Are you feeling the improvement in your hair when wet right after rinsing or after drying?
  • I don't know but to be safe I would check with the manufacturer of your sunscreen product.
  • If you left the egg in your hair the protein film could make it feel different. But if you're rinsing it out, it won't have any residual benefit. Proteins don't provide much benefit for hair unless their chemically modified to stick to hair through …
  • Seems like a very reasonable formula. It contains oatmeal which can have skin soothing properties. Here are the ingredients: Active Ingredient: Colloidal oatmeal 1%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, panthen…
  • SLES and betaine is perfectly fine and is the combination of choice by many formulators. In some cases you may need the extra cleaning power of SLS. It's totally up to you.
  • Search the Forum for The Ordinary. There are several discussion threads that you might find helpful.
  • Honestly I don't know. We did write a piece on boar bristle brushes a while back. Here it is in case it's helpful: Georgina asks…Are boar bristle brushes better for your hair? I’m looking at a Mason Pearson brush that’s about $100 and I want to k…
    in Tangle Teezer Comment by RandyS May 17
  • You got it.
  • I'm not sure I understand the question but if you're asking if that sound is caused by the polymer film breaking rather than your hair, then the answer is yes.
  • Different forms of dimethicone have different properties (and therefore may not feel as heavy.)
  • Proharin? LOL! So according to this single study, Astressin-B, when injected, can improve hair regrowth for certain specific types of hair loss on mice. That doesn't say anything about what a product with this ingredient will do when applied top…
    in Astressin-B Comment by RandyS May 11
  • I have seen it used in leave in products, especially shine serums. But some people don't like to use it because it can be too heavy.
  • The really good conditioning agents tend to require opacify the system to some degree so the short answer is yes. We've experimented with clear products and could never get them to deliver the same level of conditioning. This is true of both shampoo…
  • I have never seen any data showing that sweat or scalp oil will inhibit hair growth. It is true that if you're very malnourished your hair will suffer.
  • No, as long as you wait a while after applying the sunscreen. That's because sunscreens (especially the chemical type) take a while to form a contiguous film. How long to wait? There's some evidence that says about 30 minutes is optimum. Of cour…
  • It doesn't contain the active ingredient that's proven to work so unless the company has evidence to the contrary, I don't see why it would be as effective.
  • Hmmm. This is strange. I clicked the link you gave me and it takes me to a different ingredient list. (Copied below). The big difference is this version shows the product contains the same active ingredient as several other lash enhancers: Isopro…
  • If you can post the ingredients and a link to the product, I'll take a look at it.
  • Sorry, I really don't know.
  • Dimethicone can deposit and stay on hair during rinsing using a mechanism known as "dilution deposition." Others, like Amodimethicone and bis-aminopropyl dimethicone, are chemically modified to have a positive charge so they can stay behind through …
  • You can think of it like this: Open mouth contains are the worst because they expose the product to more oxygen each time you use it. Regular pump products are better but they can let air into the package when you pump. (Otherwise a vacuum w…
  • Shea has not been proven to penetrate hair like coconut oil does so it won't have the same protective properties.
  • Not sure but if the ends of the hair have experienced a split end and breakage from being pulled during brushing and combing, that can cause the structure of the hair to twist and curl.
  • Well, the obvious concern is that the higher you go in concentration, the greater the possibility is that you will cause chemical burns on your skin. I've read that higher concentration glycolic acid peels are chemically buffered to reduce the effec…
  • That is surprising. Off hand I can't think of any reason to explain that.
  • These ingredients: Polyalkylaminoester-1 (PBAE), Polyamide-8 have some interesting film forming properties that could provide some differentiated benefit in a product like this. I'd say it's certainly worth a try if it's affordable. You might tr…

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