What Tutchang Hair Is & How to Beat it

We've all had moments when we take the perfect selfie, and zoom in to see baby hairs peeking out! Those pesky strands can really get on your nerves when you just want to look your best. Taming tutchang can get very frustrating, especially when you've tried all the quick-fix methods. But before anything else, what is tutchang?

As peculiar as it sounds, the colloquial term “tutchang” stands for the frizzy baby hair at the roots caused by everyday exposure to heat and humidity. These hairs can still be unruly throughout the day even after you set it with a hair styling product, which is a total nightmare. Tutchang hair can sometimes even be the center of attention because when you take selfies, those frizzy strands can take the spotlight away from you.

Not to worry though, because we have your back in beating tutchang for that picture-perfect hair.

Why Does Tutchang Hair Occur?

Tutchang is commonly caused by exposure to heat, humidity, and frequent use of heat-styling tools that weaken your hair fibers. But the good thing is, sometimes tutchang can be a sign that you have new hair growing out.

Whatever the case, you’re probably still wondering, so how do I beat tutchang? The good thing is, it’s never been this easy! You don’t even need to go to the salon anymore — just check out these simple solutions to get rid of the pasaway hair for a neater and sleeker look.

Use a Serum Conditioner

Pantene Collagen Miracle hair conditioner

Constant exposure to humidity and extreme heat makes hair unruly, frizzy and damaged, leaving you with hair that looks unkempt and coarse. The new Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner is formulated with a blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, miracle serum, and real collagen — sealing in nutrients and locking in moisture, turning dry, frizzy hair into shiny, smoother hair every day. This hair conditioner targets damaged strands and strengthens hair to become frizz-free and smooth.

After shampooing, apply an ample amount of Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner to your palm, and work it through your strands to the roots. Let it work, it's moisturizing magic to your hair for 3 minutes, and rinse after. Now your hair is equipped with the smoothness it needs to be transformed into silky and smooth strands.

Find A Suitable Hair Treatment Option

Pantene Collagen Miracle hair treatment shots

Not all tutchang hair types are the same, some tutchang strands might be more stubborn than others.

For more intense conditioning needs, Pantene Collagen Miracle Treatment Shots are formulated with 40% more Miracle Serum than the conditioner, hydrating dry hair with the moisture it desperately needs! It instantly melts on the hair, replenishing lost nutrients. It also adds more smoothness to the hair in just under 15 minutes.

Use Pantene Collagen Miracle Treatment Shots as a weekly hair treatment to suit your hair needs. For a weekly DIY salon treatment at home, apply the treatment shots on wet hair and wrap it with a towel for at least 10 minutes. Rinse well and enjoy the smoothness even up close on your locks.

Use a Wide-Tooth Comb

use wide tooth comb to prevent hair damage

Choosing an appropriate comb is very important to those with hair prone to damage.

Using a brush to detangle wet hair causes further damage because hair is at its weakest when wet. The space between the bristles is too small, and instead of detangling, it might cause more knots to your hair. Using a wide-toothed comb instead can help prevent the hair damage caused by brushes when detangling wet hair.

A wide-toothed comb has wider space for your hair to glide through. More so, the wide-toothed comb reduces the pull on each strand, leaving your locks knot-free and causing far less damage than brushes. This type of comb is suitable for any hair type and can be used on both wet and dry hair.

Use a microfiber towel

Microfiber towel to reduce damage to hair

Have you noticed how rough a normal bath towel’s texture can be? Truth be told, the texture of the material you use on your hair can affect its look. Rubbing a thick and textured towel on your hair may cause further hair damage that could result in frizz, tangles, and breakage.

Microfiber towels have smoother microfiber material that creates less friction on your strands. It’s gentler on any hair texture, it prevents snags, and helps to keep the hair cuticle smooth.

Your usual cotton towel has loose threads that can get tangled with your hair and this can cause damage to your hair and lead to breakage and frizz. By switching to a microfiber towel, you can efficiently dry your hair — shortening your drying time, without causing too much stress to your hair.

Collagen has done wonders to the skin, and now it's in the new Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner and Pantene Collagen Miracle Treatment Shots to help you beat tutchang and achieve salon-level results for selfie-ready hair, from the comfort of your own home.