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Ammonia dyes do just the opposite, separating the hair cuticle and diffusing the natural pigment in order to infiltrate the strands.
Applying hot tools directly to your hair can fry the cuticle, so coat wet locks with a creamy moisturizing product for protection.
Their Precious Hair Care Oil ($100; net-a-porter.com) contains a nourishing combo of passion fruit and shea and moringa oils to smooth the cuticle and keep tresses healthy.
Jennings says putting a curling iron to wet hair can sizzle the cuticle causing a vertical crack in the strand.
Diatomaceous earth causes insects to dry out and die by absorbing the oils and fats from the cuticle of the insect's exoskeleton.
The nails on both fingers were ripped from their cuticles.
Apparently, when those levels get too high, the cuticles open up—making the hair more dry and brittle.
Hair dye kits on the market today often contain a mixture that includes ammonia or hydrogen peroxide to open the cuticle of the hair and deposit a more lasting color to each strand.
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CUTICLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cuticle for English Language Learners
: the layer of dead or hard skin around the base of a fingernail or toenail
CUTICLE Defined for Kids
Definition of cuticle for Students
medical Definition of cuticle
cuticularplay \kyu̇-ˈtik-yə-lər\ adjective
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