Hair is the most important and most noticeable part of our appearance, it shows the highlights and the unique style of every individual. Our hair not only protects parts of the human body, but it adds charm and fascinates others, that is why it is important to look after your hair. It is essential to know your hair structure in order to give it the appropriate care needed. Otherwise our hair can lose it’s charm and the saying ‘bad hair day’ could become just simply a bad day!
Your hair has it’s own character and needs, you must understand this in order to choose the right care products.
Hair is a very interesting phenomenon. Although hair itself is thin, the structure is rather complicated. The part of our hair above the skin is called the hair stem, the part under the skin is called the follicle. Hair is growing from the follicles (bag-shaped cell structures) that are based under the skin. Inside the follicle is the hair root that is responsible for the formation and growth of the hair and by using the necessary elements such as amino acids, minerals and vitamins it supplies tiny blood vessels, while the sebaceous gland that opens into the follicle lubricates the hair with natural grease – sebum that moisturises and maintains the acidic medium on the scalp and protects against microorganisms.
Hair is made up of proteins, lipids, water, trace elements and pigments. Hair stem has three main parts.
Hair is a dead substance of protein called hard keratin. Located in the base of the follicle, roots are the only living part of the hair. The scalp, unlike the other parts of the body, is full of special epidermal cells. These cells form the hair follicles that are capable of growing long hair. The hair follicle is constantly nourished by blood vessels, supplementing it will hormones, which determine the structure and growth of hair at different ages.
HAIR TYPES BY STRUCTURE
Hair structure is defined by the size and form of follicles, which depends on the rase and genetics.
HAIR TYPES BY SHAPE
Hair care products can be made by the type of the hair. It depends on the ingredients used. Types of hair by shape can include:
Straight hair falls straight without forming any waves. Thanks to the smooth surface it reflects light and shines beautifully.
Wavy hair has light waves that are free and soft. It is easy to shape – straighten or curl.
Curly hair forms tight spirals. It is difficult to ‘tame’ because the hair of this shape easily returns to its natural shape after combing.
For both women and men who are conscious of their appearance, thick and strong hair is a daily dream. However, for hair to be healthy, shiny and beautiful, it needs to be cared for .
Hair care includes not only washing, combing and cutting, we need to take into account the different needs of hair as well as general health and hygiene measures and procedures for the care of our scalp.
Remember healthy hair roots = healthy hair!