Could Hygral Fatigue Be Damaging Your Hair?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Did you know that...

Hygral fatigue can damage the hair due to swelling and contraction of the hair during the uptake and loss of water. As a result, this process can eventually weaken the hair by causing damage to the hair cuticle and cortex.

Swelling and de-swelling of hair is one of the causes of hair damage. If the cuticle is constantly under stress, it will expose the cortex thus causing porosity issues and breakage.

The swelling of the hair shaft is limited by the presence of oil. Coconut oil can be used as a pre-wash treatment (great for preventing protein loss) to prevent the hair shaft from swelling. This may help the cuticle from being raised and exposing the cortex.

Remember that the swelling of the hair shaft can damage the hair cuticle and cortex which can eventually weaken hair.

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  1. Our hair needs tending to gently, and it isn't supposed to swell at one time and de-swell the other. So I think if the treatment used on the hair can cause it swell and de-swell, it can actually damage the hair in some way.

  2. I think its called HYDRAL fatigue, not hygral fatigue.

  3. Thank you for your input guys!

    The treatment is supposed to limit the swelling of the hair thus minimize damage.

    Yes, it's referred to as HYGRAL Fatigue. Please check these sources for more info:




  4. Excellent info Sunshyne! And yes, it's called Hygral! Lol!

    P.S. Loving the new look of the site :) Cuuute!

  5. Hmmm. Thanks, I learned a new term! The best thing I do for my hair is to use a shoer head filter to remove the drying chlorine and other chemicals. Check out and look for Consumer's Digest BEST BUY rating. Guarantee, too.

  6. I read this in the science of black hair.

  7. How about stress? Does stress really weakens hair as well as one of the cause of hair loss?