Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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Many of us have used a reconstructor without really knowing what it does and why it works so well. A reconstructor is basically a deep conditioner that contains polymers. Polymers are large molecules composed of repeating structural units (or building blocks) often connected by covalent chemical bonds (the process that attracts atoms and molecules). A popular type of polymer is protein, of course!

So, how does a reconstructor work, you say? It works by penetrating and filling in the gaps on the surface of the hair strand (see the image above). Temporarily, of course. It's sort of like putting ointment on a fresh cut. It only protects it temporarily before dissolving away because of wear and tear, right? That's how a reconstructor works!


Bronze Trinity says
February 24, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Good explanation. I wonder why it makes some hair dry though?

Belle Cheveux says
February 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM

I honestly believe that the reason for the dryness would be that fact that reconstructors are filled with hydrolyzed proteins. I always follow up a reconstructor with a moisturizing conditioner rinse.

Chivonne says
February 27, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Oh wow I never knew that! Thanks for this post I'm bookmarking it!

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