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Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body. The PRESSURE of the new growth

pushing out of a healthy hair follicle forces cells to start moving toward the scalp surface.. which is reached within ten days after the hair matrix has been formed through action of the

papilla and the hair follicle. As these cells migrate, they undergo tremendous changes in

shape, flattening or in the formation of spindles. AND their chemical composition changes..

These contain about 200 different proteins and water in addition to other components like

the Mitochondria and the Ribosomes. After all this, the "hair' becomes a structure that

begins to elongate.. thus, forming a hair strand.

Inability of the scalp to be in contact with oxygen; when dealing with an individual

living with shock or with emotional stress, poor nutrition, lack of circulation to the scalp and

hormonal influences... any of these can affect what happens even BEFORE hair emerges from the scalp.

Be sure to discuss all this with your clients. Certainly hair BREAKS

from rough chemical or physical abuse. Using colors and lighteners that offer

scalp and hair protection, AND using top level hair shampoos and conditioners, as well

as teaching your client how to PROPERLY pamper the hair via scalp massage,

stimulating the scalp via gentle brushing with a boar bristle brush, and skipping or

minimizing the use of dry shampoo..... All this begins our conversation about

protecting that gorgeous hair as it exits the scalp.

Im planning classes. If one of these locations might interest you, PLEASE comment here

on our page: Boston, Pittsburgh, South Carolina (Hilton Head), Tampa, Houston, Dallas

Palm Beach or LA. Host salons where 15 - 20 career colorists can be comfortably seated.. make wonderful sense. DO let me know.


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Thank you for pointing this important information out!

Scalp heath is so important for the proper growth of our hair .

When a healthy scalp breaths and a health scalp is balanced we he healthy hair growth. Combine that with the right TLC on our already grown hair and there is a great combination for great hair. Diet and proper nutrition helps as well .

I have been teaching my guests and other stylist the importance of this for years . What that has brought to my career is the reputation of educating my clients and colleagues as well as making them beautiful.

Knowledge is Power! Thank you for sharing your amazing knowledge. 💕

Beth Minardi
Beth Minardi
May 21, 2023
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Kim. THANK YOU for sharing this wonderful comment! I agree with you 1000% !!. Supporting what happens under the skin surface, as you point out, coupled with tender loving care as the hair emerges and becomes part of the hair strand... both contribute to supporting a beautiful head of hair. Hair is a fiber which requires respect and protection. Thx again for commenting! B

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