Know about your hair !

Hair is almost like a social status for both men and women, and also children. It is society’s expectation that you will have a head of hair! Hair states ones personality and adds additional beauty t is a statement about yourself, how you have your hair. Women who desire to be beautiful almost always start with their hair. There's nothing more stunning than long, shiny, healthy hair! Elegant and versatile, long hair gives women many options when it comes to styling and creating new looks. Even though the hair is a dead tissue , it suffers from numerous hazards mirroring hair problems. Every one who desire to be beautiful and takes hair care should understand the basics of hair

     Hair is composed of a protein substance called keratin. The average adult human being has about 100,00 to 150,000 hairs on the scalp. skin. The colour,type, and sizes varies from person to person and race to race.

Structure of the Hair

Hair is grown from the root, which is underneath the skin and embedded in a bag-like structure called follicle. Tiny blood capillaries convey the necessary nutrients to the base of the follicle called papilla where the manufacture of hair takes place. Adjacent and attached to the follicle is the sebaceous gland that secretes an oily substance called sebum, which is for the lubrication and protection of the skin and hair. The colour to the hair is being given by the melanin pigments which are synthesized by a special cell in the scalp.

Hair structure
 


Life Cycle of hair

Each hair follicle undergoes a cycle of activity. The hair grows to a maximum length, then hair growth ceases and the hair is shed and replaced The duration of each hair cycle of an individual differs largely with age, mental stress level, blood circulation and nourishment and other pathological factors. The active growth period called anagen phase of the hair cycle may last up to 5 years and the average hair growth is about 12mm in length per month. Hair grows and is shed at a normal rate of 50 to 100 hairs daily.

 
Life cycle of Hair


The hair growth cycle has three distinctive phases:

Anagen: the period of active growth

A scalp hair will grow actively for between one and a half and seven years (three years being an average growth period). The average growth rate is about half an inch per month. On average 85% of follicles are in the anagen stage.

Catagen: the period of breakdown and change

This is the end of the active growth period, The hair stops growing and becomes detached from the base of the follicle forming a club hair. The hair bulb begins to break down, resulting in the follicle becoming shorter. This period of breakdown or change lasts about three weeks. As the inner root sheath breaks down, the hair remains in the follicle due to its shape. On average, 1% of follicles are in the catagen stage.

Telogen: the resting stage before resumption of growth

The section of remaining root sheath still in contact with the papilla is known as the secondary or root germ. It is from this germ that a new hair can grow. The shortened follicle rests for about three months. The hair may be brushed out at this time or at the onset of anagen. On average 14% of follicles are in the telogen stage.

After the telogen stage the cycle returns to anagen and the root germ begins to grow downwards and forms a new bulb around the dermal papilla. It is the lower end of the germ that forms the new bulb, producing a new hair. The upper part of the germ forms the new cells that lengthen the follicle below the club hair. The new hair may push the old hair out.



Fact :

      The average daily loss of hair on the scalp is between fifty to hundred hairs. If the loss is over hundred daily, hair              loss will exceed replacement, and you eventually become bald.

     
Hair growth is fastest from the age of sixteen to the late twenties. New hairs grow faster and the growth rate slows         down with the increasing length

      The average number of hairs on the scalp of an adult is 100,000. to 140,000

    Thus the hair is affected by the state of the nervous system and by the condition of the circulatory system. As such it is very much interrelated to the functioning of the entire human organism: body, mind and emotions. When you ponder on the opulence of the nerve and blood supply to the head, you will have no difficulty appreciating that whatever adversely affects them, will in the long term, be to the detriment of the hair.


Clinical evidence

 

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