“Brushing your hair will make it grow”

The media has a very strong influence on a lot of the things that we do and believe. Who hasn’t seen a movie scene in which a lady is sitting in front of the mirror, counting stroke after stroke as she brushes her hair, seeing it supposedly grow as a result. I must admit that … Continue reading “Brushing your hair will make it grow”

The Structure of Hair

The hair that you see on your head and skin is dead tissue. Hair is derived from a structure in the skin called the hair follicle. The only part of the hair that is alive is the portion that comes directly from the follicles in the dermis (skin) but once that part reaches the surface, … Continue reading The Structure of Hair

Hair Growth Factors

Factors that influence hair growth Now let's get into what most people are interested in, HAIR GROWTH. To understand hair growth, you must first understand what causes hair to grow and what prevents it from growing. Now that we understand a little bit more about the hair growth cycle, let us look at the factors … Continue reading Hair Growth Factors