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UNDERSTANDING YOUR HAIR

 

Your hair is one of the most noticeable things about you. Its shape and color frame your face and make a statement not only about who you are but how healthy you are. Hair varies in many aspects including:

 

Hair Type

Hair type is mostly determined by genetic factors. The condition of hair, however, is directly linked to the physiological well-being of our bodies. Apart from improper hair-care, there are several other factors that adversely influence the hair condition and its proper growth:

  • Hereditary/genes determine the hair color and density.
  • Chemical and drug reactions.
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Emotional stress, trauma.

Types of Hair

  • Straight hair - Very straight, thick hair is often resistant to styling and required frequent treatments to maintain texture.
  • Wavy hair - often considered the most desirable hair type. It has lots of natural movement that can be maximized with hairstyling products.
  • Curly hair - has great natural body, but may look dull or unruly. For very coarse, curly hair (like that of many African Americans), chemical retexturizing via hair colouring or hair relaxing gives hair a smoother and more manageable feel. Deep, heat-activated hair conditioners are also important for curly hair, which sometimes has a tendency towards breakage and split ends.

Scalp Conditions also determine hair type:

  • Oily Hair - When the sebaceous [oil] glands in the scalp secrete excess oil, it travels down the hair shaft, causing excessive oiliness on the scalp and hair. The oily hair appears lank, dark and coarse.
  • Dry Hair - is a result of the lack of sebum and oil on the hair causing it to dry out at cellular level. Flakiness of the scalp and dandruff are a direct result of dryness. The hair looks limp, becomes less elastic and is more susceptible to breakage and damage.
  • Normal Hair - is healthy, without over-dry ends or over-oily roots, giving a shiny silky appearance.

 

Hair Texture

Hair texture refers to the width of the individual strands of hair. Your hair texture can range from the fine blond hair of Scandinavians to the thick, sometimes coarse hair of Asians and Indians.

  • Fine - Fine hair is very, very small in diameter, and tends to be weightless and flyaway. Frequently, it's quite straight and won't hold a curl easily.
  • Medium - If your hair is not flyaway or thick and coarse, it is medium. You should consider yourself lucky, as your hair texture is the most common and most manageable.
  • Coarse - Coarse hair has a thick diameter and frequently, a rough feeling.
    You do not usually end life with the same bunch of hair that you grew up with when you were born. Unlike the eyes or nose, your hair keeps regenerating, shedding and growing.

As you turn older, you start experiencing hair loss. This natural process of ageing starts when you turn 50. However, for some people the process starts much earlier.

 

Hair Loss

Common causes of hair loss in men and women include:

  • Stress and Lifestyle
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Genetic factors
  • Drug Side effects

More about hair and the aging process

 

Characteristics of Healthy Hair

To date, cosmetologists or trichologists have failed to identify the characteristics of healthy hair. However, some of the most common characteristics of healthy hair quoted are:

  • Thick and dense.
  • Fine and silky, which means not too oily or rough.
  • Lustre-filled, having a shine and gloss.
  • Pliable, capable of setting and styling.
  • Full-bodied and not limp or lank.

 

3 Step Antiaging Hair Care

Antiaging Hair Caring is a little more than regular shampoos, conditions and cuts. The three most beneficial antiaging hair care treatments include:

 

Antiaging Hair Care Products

UV Protection For Hair

Hair Shampoos & Conditioners

Hair Replacement


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