WOULD YOU EVER…WEAR A “MICROWAVED” HAIR CAP?
Anything that will restore luster to winter-worn locks is a “yes” in our
book! Enter Hot Head Thermal Hair Care ($30, ThermalHairCare.com), a microwaveable cap filled with flaxseed (it’s said to hold up to 45 minutes of heat) that’s worn over strands after applying a deep conditioner. The heat opens hairs’ cuticles so ingredients can better penetrate. But can it hold heat better than a plastic shower cap? Our consensus: “The intense heat only lasted around 10 minutes, so I had to put it back in the microwave. But even with the limited amount of heat, my hair was significantly softer and shinier than it usually is after my weekly leave-in treatment.”
—Patty Bontekoe, FIRST executive editor “It felt really heavy on my head and kept slipping down when I tried to move around. Plus, the odor emitted by the microwaved flaxseeds was a little off-putting.”
—Leann Garofolo, FIRST assistant editor