People view hair as an extension of their identity. Your hair affects your appearance and can be one of the first elements people notice about you. However, it’s common to take our hair for granted and be blindsided when changes in our hair occur. Read this blog to learn more about the important things you need to know about hair. 

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Natural Hair Color Varies For Each Person

Have you ever wondered how natural hair color varies for every individual? Of course, genetics play a role but what’s the biochemistry behind it all? Hair color is the pigmentation of hair follicles due to two types of melanin: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Eumelanin is responsible for producing brown or black color while pheomelanin is responsible for yellow or red color. For instance, darker hair is the result of more eumelanin obtained in hair follicles while the less eumelanin present leads to lighter colors. If you have high levels of pheomelanin, you’ll probably have orange to red hair. Some people may be alarmed when their natural hair color starts to change (Source). However, your natural hair color is also subject to change as the levels of melanin can change over time. In conclusion, your natural hair color may reflect that of your parents but you can also have a completely different color depending on the levels of melanin within your hair follicles. 

Hair Changes With Aging 

Of course, as we age it is easy to notice the strands of hair that begin turn to white. Hair color is due to a pigment called melanin (as described further above) which hair follicles produce. The hair follicles are structures in the skin that make and grow hair. With aging, the follicles produce less melanin, which causes gray hair. 

However, it’s not just color that changes, it’s also the hair’s texture. As you age, your hair starts to lose its elasticity causing the hair to be a little more dry and brittle. Although brittle hair seems to be a trend as people get older, it’s not always due to aging but effects of products used over time. Your hair experiences several products and treatments from the shampoo you use to styling products such as hairsprays or hair dye. Additionally, hair becomes more damaged and brittle for people who repeatedly use heat styling products such as blow dryers and straighteners causing the hair to eventually weaken and even lead to hair loss. 

A Technical Look Into Hair Growth

The hair growth cycle consists of three phases. These phases are the growth phase, the transitional phase and the resting phase. There are always around 85% of all hairs in the growth phase (anagen phase) and only around 14% in the resting phase (telogen phase) (Source). However, hair loss can occur if these phases become unbalanced. This occurs when several hairs enter the telogen phase too soon and the ratio shifts so that more hairs fall out than what can grow back. Hair loss can happen for several reasons such as stress or genetics. Some hair loss is temporary and preventable while other causes can be permanent. If you are experiencing hair loss, there are several hair retention, hair replacement and hair restoration solutions available that can be customized specifically for you. 

Take Your Vitamins For Hair Growth

First off, taking vitamins can be helpful to improve your health. However, you should ensure your body is receiving the proper vitamins naturally through the healthy foods you eat. These foods include whole grains, soy beans, avocado, poultry and eggs. That being said, do you ever feel like no matter what you do your hair seems to be damaged and only grow to a certain length? The following are some essential vitamins that can help with hair growth:

  • Vitamin C: A lot of people don’t know that vitamin C supports hair growth because this vitamin helps the body produce collagen, which is a vital protein for healthy hair, skin and nails.
  • Vitamin B: B vitamins affect our energy, metabolism, nerves, muscles, skin, nails, and hair. As a whole, vitamin B complex promotes cell growth and division, which is important for healthy hair growth. 
  • Vitamin E: While vitamin E is one of the most overlooked vitamins, it’s an antioxidant that repairs and builds tissue, which is essential for healthy hair growth.
  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A is another vitamin that’s necessary for proper cell growth. Also, it helps to produce sebum (AKA oils) on the scalp, which prevents hair from drying out and breaking. 

DHT Sensor vitamins and Capila vitamins are designed to promote healthy hair. Both product lines can be found at Invisions.

Hair Follicles Should Be Taken Care Of

Your hair follicles are fragile. However, most people don’t really understand just how fragile they are. Something as simple as your morning routine can damage your hair more than you might think. For instance, your hair can be damaged for taking hot showers, using heated styling products and even brushing your hair when wet. 

Hair follicle buds live deep in the epidermis, making the nerves around them extremely sensitive. The nerves and muscles surrounding your follicles give your hair its tactile properties, allowing you to feel the slightest movement. A drop in body temperature or high stress levels cause these muscles to contract (Source). 

Hair Loss Is Completely Normal

Are experiencing hair loss? As we age, hair loss can be unavoidable. Hair loss affects everyone differently and can occur for various reasons. With stress and genetics playing major roles in the physical aspect of hair loss. In fact,by the age of fifty approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. Approximately 25% of men who suffer with male pattern baldness begin the painful process before they reach the age of twenty-one (Source). Additionally, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they’re age 40 (Source). It’s important to know that hair loss is completely normal and there are several hair loss solutions available to get back a full head of hair. 

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