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WHAT IS HAIR STRUCTURE?

What Is Hair Structure?

Beautiful and healthy hair is a top priority for many women (and men!). But have you ever stopped to wonder what your hair is made of? Understanding the structure of your hair can help you take better care of it and achieve the luscious locks you've always dreamed of.

Let's start with the basics: hair is composed mainly of a protein called keratin. This protein is also found in our nails and the outermost layer of our skin. Keratin gives our hair its strength and elasticity, which is why it's so important for healthy hair.

The hair shaft is made up of three layers: the cuticle, the cortex, and the medulla. The cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair shaft and is responsible for protecting the inner layers. It consists of overlapping scales that lie flat when the hair is healthy and smooth, but can become raised and rough when damaged.

The cortex is the thickest layer of the hair shaft and contains most of the hair's pigment (which gives it its colour) and protein. This layer also gives hair its shape and texture, and is responsible for the way hair responds to heat and styling.

The medulla is the innermost layer of the hair shaft and is only present in thicker hair. Its function is still not fully understood, but it is thought to provide additional strength and support to the hair.

Now that we know the basic structure of hair, let's talk about how to take care of it. To keep your hair healthy, it's important to nourish it from the inside out with a balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. It's also important to avoid over-styling and using harsh chemicals on your hair, as these can damage the cuticle and cortex layers.

Regular trims can help keep split ends at bay and prevent further damage. And don't forget to protect your hair from the sun's harmful UV rays by wearing a hat or using a UV-protectant hair product.

With the right care and attention, you can achieve the beautiful, healthy hair you've always wanted. Remember to treat your hair with care and respect its natural structure, and you'll be rewarded with locks that shine with health and vitality.

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