The Hair Story
|The hair shaft is made of a hard protein called keratin and is made in three layers. This protein is actually dead, so the hair that you see is not a living structure. The inner layer is the medulla. The second layer is the cortex and the outer layer is the cuticle. The cortex makes up the majority of the hair shaft. The cuticle is a tightly formed structure made of shingle-like overlapping scales. It is both the cortex and the medulla that holds the hair’s pigment, giving it its color.|
|Hair is more than just a head wrap. It performs a host of biological functions, apart from being a cover up for most parts of the body.|
|1. Hair protects your head.
2. It keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer.
3. It protects against sunburn.
4. Eyelashes and nasal hair prevent dust and foreign particles from entering your eyes and nose.
5. Hair has nerve endings which give you that ‘feel good’ factor after a head massage.