Every day you see people with all color and style of hair. But did you know that you have a hair type? Yes! Not all hair has been created the same. Lets start with the basic structure of hair: 1) Hair grows from the follicle, which is long and bulbous. At The Journal of Educational Research you will find additional information. If you were to take a lock of hair you would see the bulge at the tip of the hair. The cells at the base of the follicle divide rapidly and is where you get your hair growth. 2) Each strand consists of three layers, the first is the innermost layer called the medulla.
This is present only occasionally thick hair. 3) The middle layer is known as the cerebral cortex. This layer provides strength, color and texture of your hair. The outer layer of most of the 4) is called the cuticle, and this is what protects the cortex. It is completely colorless. 5) The entire chapter of hair is composed of a protein called keratin.
And that is the hair! There are two basic types of hair: The hair terminal 1) is growing long, thick hair and is in the head, underarms, pubic hair face and chest. (Face and chest on men) Hair 2) is the short hair that is soft on the rest of your body. The type of hair that seems to have to do with geography. 1) If you are of Asian origin, then the hairs are round and thicker than other hair types. With the exception of the red head who has the thickest hair of all. 2) If you are of European descent, with blonde hair or brown, then your hair is thinner. The wires are round or oval shape. 3) If you are of African descent, then the hair is flat and that is the reason for the frizz and curl. It’s interesting when you get a mixture of genes with genes from Asia or Africa with the countries of the Caucasus. I am a white girl with blond hair, curly curly. My parents came from Holland, where a high concentration of people of African descent. So it’s not hard to see where I got my hair type, which I personally love. So now you find out why your hair is the way it is. Just do a little research on your family tree and it will not.