cornstarch hydration works for hair? right way to use can turn wires

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O maize starch, popularly known as cornstarch, It is a traditional item in the kitchen, but can also be a great ally for the beauty and give that power in hair moisturizing. But it is important to know that receitinhas indicated on the Internet may not be effective. This is because there is a right way to use the product on the wires. Who gives a tip is dermatologist Dr. Valéria Campos, the Brazilian Society of Dermatology.

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What is cornstarch in your hair?


Alone, cornstarch does not work as a moisturizer, as it does not penetrate inside the wires. So apply it directly on the hair is not functional. On the other hand, it is excellent to enhance the effect of hydration mask you already use.

taking oiliness

A dermatologist explains that the starch is also trick to take the hair greasy at times when you did not have time to wash and works with a homemade dry shampoo. "Apply cornstarch powder in the hair root and spread. The starch absorbs oil wires and helps to improve the look during the day"He explains.

Care tips

The cornstarch is also allied to assist in the recovery of dry wires. "For those who already use, for example, argan oil to repair the hair ends, it applying the mask cornstarch over the top to seal the wire and enhance the effect. This trick even is less aggressive than using a flat iron to close the cuticles"He says.

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It works?

Despite these benefits, the dermatologist warns: "only cornstarch to hydrate hair does not work". The expert explains that the product itself has no effect on the wire, as it does not penetrate it. On the other hand, the product is excellent to enhance the results of hydrating mask you already use. "Interestingly starch is to apply it on the hair over moisturizer. What it will do is seal the wires and help the product to do better inside them"He explains.

Contrary to teach some recipes on the internet, moisturizing milk and cornstarch It is not effective, it is best to do it with water. "Those who already have oily strands, especially should avoid milk, which has fat and oils can intensify"Warns a dermatologist.

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How to use: step by step

  • Wash hair with shampoo, remove excess moisture apply your favorite moisturizing mask.
  • Mix a few tablespoons cornstarch in water and heat until a slurry is formed.
  • Apply the paste on the hair (above the hydration mask) still warm and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Only wash with running water, without using any kind of shampoo.