The stages of hair growth

Did you ever wonder: “How does my hair grow?” Well I find it kind of exciting to know all these “hairy” facts, because they helped me to understand my own hair problems.

 

The hairshaft consists of 3 parts:

1. the medulla

2. the cortex

3. the cuticles

Healthy hair that is shiny and soft has cuticles that are lying perfectly flat. When your hair is dry, prone to breakage and out of shape; magnifying the hair will show that the cuticles are not closed, making your hair vulnerable for outer agressions.

So understanding how a hair is built will help you to take optimal care for it. If you want to know more on this topic you can go to another blog post about the stages of hair growth.