8 Simple Techniques to Tame Tutchang Hair

Tame Tutchang hair
When it comes to hair care, woes, flyaways, tutchang hair, and baby hair are about as annoying as it gets. If you're fed up with wispy baby frizz and tikwas hairs that stick out, you’ve come to the right place. From the must-have hair products and tools to the right hair care routine, we’re telling you how to fix tutchang hair and tame your tikwas for smoother strands.

What is Tutchang Hair and Tikwas?

Tutchang Hair and Tikwas are basically the same thing – frizzy hair! In other words, it can be referred to as flyaway hairs. Tutchang Hair has little unruly strands of hair that stick up instead of lying flat against the rest of your hair. This is the result of damaged, broken hair or new baby hairs growing in. 

What causes Tutchang Hair and Tikwas?

Although the primary causes of frizzy strands are hair breakage and hair growth, the following can increase susceptibility to flyaways:
  • Heat styling — Excessive heat styling with blow dryers, curling wands, and flat irons makes the hair brittle and causes hair breakage at random places. These broken strands create tikwas.
  • Chemical damage — The same goes for chemical styling treatments like color and highlights, perms, and relaxers.
  • Humidity — Frizz and flyaways also happen when the level of humidity in the air is greater than the level of water in your hair. Humidity goes into your hair and rearranges the bonds inside each hair fiber, turning smooth strands into chaos. 
  • Dryness — When hair is dry, it absorbs any excess moisture from the environment leading to tikwas.
  • Product buildup — Product build-up coats your hair so it can't get the moisture it needs. This leads to dry hair and flyaways.
  • Poor hair hygiene — Not washing your hair enough can also lead to tutchang hair. Any kind of buildup on your scalp (product, dirt, cells) will coat your scalp causing surface frizz and flyaways
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How to fix and prevent Tutchang Hair and Tikwas

These are the best products, tools, tips, and tricks to help you keep flyaway hair at bay.

1: Wash with a moisturizing shampoo

Since dryness is one of the primary culprits behind tutchang hair, you must moisturize your hair properly. And the best way to do this is by using a moisturizing shampoo

Davines MOMO Shampoo Bar: Moisturizing Solid Shampoo

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The Davines MOMO Shampoo Bar: Moisturizing Solid Shampoo for Dry or Dehydrated Hair (P1,300) develops a rich, creamy foam texture that gives softness, shine, and moisture to dry and dehydrated hair.

2: Up your hair’s hydration

Adding a leave-in conditioner and hydrating hair mask to your hair care routine is another easy way to prevent flyaways and nourish and strengthen your hair. Even those with super-fine hair can benefit from a hair mask as long as the product is thoroughly rinsed out following the treatment.

Davines DEDE Hair Mist

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The Davines DEDE Hair Mist: Delicate Leave-in Conditioner 250ml (P1,650) moisturizes and remineralizes your hair without weighing it down, making it perfect for daily added hydration.


Davines The Circle Chronicles Hair Masks

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Davines The Circle Chronicles Hair Masks offer a variety of hair masks that target specific hair care needs. 

3: Use a microfiber towel to dry your hair

Wet hair is fragile, and using a rough material like cotton to dry your hair can cause severe damage. Instead of cotton towels, try using microfiber ones to wrap your hair up. They drastically reduce the tikwas along your hairline.

4: Reduce heat damage

Heat styling is useful for sealing cuticles and preventing tikwas, but when used excessively, it also creates more tikwas. If you must use curling irons or a blow dryer, prep with a heat shield for hair to protect your strands. Follow up with an anti-frizz oil right away to help re-infuse some much-needed moisture into your hair.

Davines OI All in One Milk

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The Davines OI All in One Milk: Multi-Benefit Beauty Treatment (P1,600) offers a variety of hair care benefits, including heat protection, making it the perfect prep for hair styling.

Davines OI Oil

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The Davines OI Oil: Absolute Beautifying Potion with Roucou Oil (P2,050) is best for reducing frizz after styling your hair.

5: Smooth with a lightweight serum

Hair serums are an instant fix to most hair problems, flyaways included. An anti-frizz serum can help you in reducing tangles and hiding visible damage like split ends.

Davines This is an Invisible Serum

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The Davines This is an Invisible Serum: For Satiny Tousled Looks (P1,250) creates a casual, tousled, satiny and lived-in look while reducing frizz.

6: Braid your hair

If you can’t tame your tutchang hair, hide it with braided hairstyles. When braiding your hair spritz your palm with a small amount of hairspray and run it over the surface of your hair. This will smooth any strands sticking out, without making your hair sticky.

7: Sleep on a silk pillowcase

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase or wrapping your hair in a silk head scarf before bed reduces the friction between your strands and your pillowcase. This stops your strands from becoming frizzy and unruly while you sleep, so you’ll wake up with smoother and more manageable hair.

8: Use Hairspray

After styling your hair, mist a brushable hairspray onto the palms of your hands. Before it has time to dry, swipe your hands over your hair, focusing on the frizziest spots.

Davines This is an Invisible No Gas Spray

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The Davines This is an Invisible No Gas Spray: For Shape Forming, Brushable Looks (P1,250) provides medium hold with a very fine mist for invisible, natural-looking hairstyles.

Quality products matter when taming Tutchang Hair and Tikwas

These tips and tricks will help you tame flyaways, but it’s important to know what’s causing them, so you can prevent them. Be gentle on your strands and use only high-quality hair care products from Davines. Our formulas use natural ingredients, and are made with renewable energy and packaging that minimizes the environmental impact. Our hair care isn’t just good for your hair, it’s good for the planet. 

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