By Dr. Linda Amerson
Have any of you heard someone say, “Your hair is dead, and so it does not matter what you do to it.” This is not true. Your hair and scalp have a tolerance level. But is it dead or alive? Actually Yes and No. Trichology emphasizes hair science microscopically, getting to the root of the problem.
Hair is Dead
The hair outside your scalp, physiologically speaking, is dead. It has no nerves or live components. In addition, when hair is cut, you feel no pain, nor does it bleed or pull a muscle when stretched. Hair elasticity is an external component. However, a person can feel hair blowing in the wind, the pain of someone pulling their hair, or tangled and matted hair combed out. However, for a dead fiber, it is quite remarkable. A healthy hair strand will stretch up to 30 percent of its length, can absorb its weight in water and can swell up to 20 percent of its diameter. Many consumers get bored with their hair and alter its appearance frequently. Diva changes can be daily, weekly, every two weeks, etc. This variety includes: changing its color, shape, curl pattern, twist and set it, braid and weave it, spray it in various styles, tease, pull it to amazing heights and degrees. Yet despite all of this abuse, many consumers do not realize your hair has a tolerance level. There is a breaking point, boiling point, and Alopecia a possibility…with excessive abuse to your hair. In addition, scalp sensations may be felt.
Hair Bulb is Alive
Hair grows from a single follicle where the bulb forms under the scalp tissue. Blood capillaries surrounding the follicle carry the nourishment needed for cell production and growth of the hair bulb. The size of the follicle may produce one to eight strands growing from it. This reveals the variations of fine/thin hair textures, medium hair textures, thick hair textures, as well as combination hair textures. Each follicle has its own blood, nerve and muscle supply. The nerves and muscles give the hair its tactile properties, allowing the slightest movement to be felt. Important fact: each of us is born with a specific number of follicles, which naturally cannot be changed. However, with hair transplants procedures, this expensive procedure has attracted many consumers, as well as micro-pigmentation. Put simply, hair is extremely sensitive to any metabolic change, and it is often a result of these internal problems that hair loss and scalp conditions may occur. Seek the expertise of an expert for microscopic analysis.
Dr. Linda Amerson, Doctor of Trichology, Arlington, TX 817-265-8854 or view our website at www.hairandscalpessentials.com #ScalpDoctor #39yrVeteran