Mixtress Musings |imho|

Hair Science 101...Part 2 :-Strands

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This is the hair zone most of us obsess over! Thankfully, it’s an easy structure to understand, there are no magical, secret mysteries and it's way stronger than you may think. There are three main layers to your hair strands:- Medulla – core of loose cells & air spaces Cortex – tightly packed keratinized cells, which give hair structure, strength, flexibility, curl, etc. Cuticle- a single protective outer layer of scale like cells that overlap a lot. Affected by heat, moisture, acidity, etc.     Side point-hair colour is affected by eumelanin (a form of melanin) found in the cortex...

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Hair 101...Part 1: Follicles

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One of the joys of being a mammal is that we all get to be cute and furry! Well, technically. We actually grow three types of hair in our lifetime; the type that gets the most attention is Terminal Hair-scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, armpits, etc. For our purposes, terminal hair has two main zones: the part we can see: Shaft And the parts we can’t: Follicle. Made up of: the hair bulb, root, muscle (that makes hair stand on end), blood capillaries to feed the hair, oil glands to moisturize it, nerve receptors, etc., etc., etc. Hair shaft anchored in the...

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The Mermaid Life a.k.a when naturals go swimming.

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Hello happy people! Welcome to the first HCHG blog post... Whoot, whoot! And just in time for the long weekend up ahead. But first, a disclaimer: Mixtress Musings is based on personal research, thoughts and the experiences of myself, friends and clients. I am not a medically certified trichologist or chemist, hence the |imho*|. Scene? Aight… leh we go:)  The Mermaid Life a.k.a when naturals go swimming  One of the great things about living on a tropical island is that there is always a body of water nearby, be it a sun-kissed sandy beach, cool river or somebody’s pool. The...

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Coming soon...

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The official Happy Curls, Happy Girls' blog: Mixtress Musings |imho| Touches of science, tips & thoughts to help get you closer to happy, healthy hair:)

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