Tip – hair structure

Though everyone has different hair types, hair care across the board should essentially be the same. One way to educate yourself on better hair care is to understand the structure of hair itself.

No matter what the texture of your hair is, whether it be very coarse and curly or very fine and straight, the cycle of hair care is fundamentally the same. Everyone has some texture of hair, though each type is dependent on your heritage and region of the world where you’re from.

It’s first important to understand the structure of each hair on your head: the hair follicle anchors each hair into the skin. The hair bulb forms the base of the hair follicle. Blood vessels nourish the cells in the hair bulb

and deliver hormones that modify hair growth and structure at different times of life. This structure of hair is very important when it comes to hair care; remember, hair is just an extension of the skin!

Human hair is made of a tough protein called keratin. Three parts make up the hair shaft: the cuticle, the cortex, and sometimes the medulla. The cuticle is the outermost layer and are made up of flattened cells that overlap like the tiles of a terracotta roof. The cuticle protects the insides of the hair shaft from damage.

 

All of this may seem complex, but the most important part to healthy hair is good hygiene and nutrition. See a professional cosmetologist for best service or results!

Tip – hydration

As a hair stylist, one of Arno’s passions is to educate women about the best care of their hair. Good hair care doesn’t only happen in the salon chair, and it doesn’t only require expensive products! For June, Arno’s hair care tip is: hydration.

Hydration is the key to healthy hair. It’s important to understand that hair is nothing more than an extension of your skin, so you should treat it the same! Hair cells, like skin cells, need to be clean and free of product build up in order to properly grow and repair itself. The number one ingredient for clean, healthy, moisturized hair is water. No matter your hair type, exposing your hair to water on a regular basis is the best way to keep it in to its cleanest, healthiest state.

And don’t forget to drink plenty of water too! Hydration is the key to healthy hair, both inside and out.