Beautiful, healthy, long and shiny hair is beauty of every women. Our hair gives a perfect look to our personality. Every women wants to look pretty from every angle. So, in our body look and personality hair plays most important role. Before knowing different things about our hair we should firstly know that;
what is hair?
Hair can be defined as:
Any of the cylindrical, keratinized, often pigmented filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
Hair is chemically composed of 50.56% carbon, 6.38% hydrogen, 17.14% nitrogen, 5.00% sulphur and 20.85% oxygen. This chemical composition of hair slightly varies from person to person and also depends on the color of hair.
Layers of Hair:-
Structurally hair is composed of three basic layers:
Cuticle is the outer most part of hair and protects the cortex which is inside. Cuticle is made from protein and water and responsible for the hair’s straightness, curliness, toughness, weakness, thickness and thinness. Cortex is the middle layer of the hair in between the cuticle and medulla, and responsible for most of the hair’s width, weight and visual properties. Inside the cortex there is medullary canal and it contains only air.
Now we talk about those factors which determine the hair growth and have much importance.
Factors of hair growth:-
The factors which determines the hair growth are as follow:
- Styling Techniques
- Hair Care Maintenance
- Medical Conditions
In our next article Care your Hair we will discuss the kinds of hair and the things which should be avoided to keep our hair healthy and safe.