Eumelanin & Pheomelanins- The Types of Pigments In Hair
Jun19

Eumelanin & Pheomelanins- The Types of Pigments In Hair

  Natural melanin falls into 2 groups, Eumelanin, which is the Blue pigment where we get black /brown hair and Pheomelanin which is the Red & Yellow pigment, where we get red, ginger, strawberry blond hair. But now & then both types get together in one granule, that’s like the little cars they drive  and within one granule will be the Eumelanin + the Pheomelanin, so you have a Blue + Red + Yellow pigment which =...

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Sun Damage-Shows how the Sun Hurts Hair.
Jun19

Sun Damage-Shows how the Sun Hurts Hair.

  Sun Damage- the left side pictures are healthy hairs, the right side is hair damaged by the sun, the cuticle layers lift away from each other exposing more cuticle layers to the sun, which damages the hair even more.  In the bottom part of the  picture you can see the melanocytes, the granules of melanin, the color in our hair, those black dots are the granules that melanin lives in. See how in the picture on the right the cuticle...

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How To Treat Hair!

 As a Trichologist, I see a lot of damage and many times that damage can be because of stylists that have not learned the proper way to treat hair. In our industry we can help or hurt hair, make sure you always help the hair, treat it like a silk blouse, don’t wring it, rough it up, pull on it, brush when wet or comb when dry. Don’t put wet hair on other wet hair, don’t bunch it up on itself, keep it long.It’s...

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