Heat, humidity, and pollution can take a major toll on your tresses, leaving them dry, brittle, and greasy. But there are ways to stay fresh despite these stressors. We sat down with Cosmo girls Camille Cassandra Bernos Cutler, Rae Belle Dennis, and Vina Guerrero to learn about their daily hair woes and how they keep their mane fresh and hydrated throughout the day.
1. What environmental stressors are you exposed to on a typical day?
Camille: I leave the house at 5:30 a.m. to get to the office at 8 a.m.—you know, with all the traffic. I usually ride two jeeps and I walk for 20 minutes to my office. I put my hair in a bun when I commute. It’s such a hassle to leave it down because it gets exposed to heat, dust, and smog.
Rae: I model on the side, so my hair gets exposed to heat from styling and from the strong lights from shoots.
Vina: I always travel, especially to the beach, so my hair isn't a stranger to sun damage. I'm also exposed to harsh lights during events and shoots.
2. What are some of your biggest hair issues?
Camille: My scalp area is oily, but my ends are frizzy and dry. When I tie my hair or put it up in a bun, it becomes creased. So, sometimes tinitiis ko na lugay lang, especially when I have somewhere to go after work.
Rae: Usually, I don’t use conditioner, but because of the weather and the living conditions here in the Philippines, my hair tends to get dry. When I do use conditioner, my hair gets really oily.
Vina: My biggest hair issues would definitely be dryness and frizziness. I need to style my hair every morning or else it will be a mess throughout the day. I always end up tying my hair if I don’t have time.
3. What are some of the ways you keep your hair feeling fresh and hydrated throughout the day?
Camille: I spray on a hair mist so my hair smells fresh and doesn’t look dry. It makes my hair smell good, but it doesn’t help with frizziness. Rough pa rin yung texture ng hair ko. Occasionally, I use a hair mask. My mom puts olive oil in her hair overnight. I tried it once, but my scalp became so greasy.
Rae: I really try to air-dry my hair or use an electric fan to dry it. If I leave my hair to dry on its own, it becomes oily. When I have the luxury of properly drying and fixing my hair in the morning, that’s when I let my hair down, and that makes me feel good.
Vina: I don’t really use a lot of products on my hair. Since it’s super dry and I need to maintain its color, I just shampoo it every other day and condition it with Cream Silk Hydra Fresh Conditioner twice a week. It helps keep my hair moisturized and hydrated all day. Since it also makes my hair smooth, I just dry it with a towel. No need to use a blowdryer! It makes my hair feel bouncy even if I don’t style it. And sometimes when I have to attend events or shoots, it’s so much easier to curl.
4. How do you feel when you know your hair is fresh and hydrated throughout the day?
Camille: When my hair falls nicely, that means it’s hydrated. If you don't think your hair feels good, it'll bother you throughout the day.
Rae: When I use the right conditioner and when my hair looks good, I feel really confident. Some girls prioritize makeup over hair to look and feel good, but I get my confidence from my hair.
Vina: I feel confident. It really affects my mood whenever I have a bad hair day. Especially with my work, I need to look presentable every time and so does my hair.
The girls reveal their secret to getting the hair they want, but without the fuss or the high-maintenance care. Watch the video to learn about their journey with Cream Silk Hydra Fresh Conditioner.
The Cream Silk Hydra Fresh Conditioner is water-based, easy-rinse, and non-greasy. It's formulated with Hydra Collagen technology to help hydrate hair so it’s volumized and bouncy, but without the greasy feel.
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