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Hair Types - Different Types of Hair

Hair is a filamentous outgrowth from the skin, found mainly in mammals. In some species, it is absent at certain stages of life. It projects from the epidermis, though it grows from hair follicles deep in the dermis.

Hair can be vary from the super straight to the excessive curly. A good haircut can control unruly curl or make fine, straight hair look thicker. The fine hairs are small in diameter then medium or coarse hair. It is generally limper, but shinier than coarse hair. Fine hair can be lightly texturized to add mobility, but if you layer fine hair, you're removing what there is very little of in the first place. Heavy layers will make fine hair look thinner.

Types of hair:-

There are different types of hairs found over the human body. These includes:-

  • Lanugo hair:- This is the hair that develops on an unborn baby. It begins to grow about three months after the baby's conception. The hairs are fine and soft, and they grow all over the baby's body. They all grow at the same rate, so the hairs are the same length.
  • Vellus hairs:- Vellus hairs are short hairs, only a centimetre or two long, and contain little or no pigment. The Vellus hair, the short, fine, "peach fuzz" body hair that grows in most places on the human body in both sexes.
  • Terminal hairs:- Terminal hairs are the long hairs that grow on the head and in many people on the body, arms and legs too. They are produced by follicles with sebaceous glands. Terminal hair , the fully developed hair, which is generally longer, coarser, thicker, and darker than vellus hair.
  • Dry Hair:- Dry hair is due to inactive oil glands. It is also caused by other factors like over exposure to the sun, using harsh shampoo and chemical treatment. It is difficult to control dry hair after shampooing. Looks dull and has ends that are dry and split. Even just before shampooing the ends look dry. Accumulated oil, block the pores not allowing the oil to flow on to the surface. This is another reason for dry hair. Dry hair would need plenty of nourishment.
  • Oily Hair:- This is usually accompanied with oily skin. This is due to the over secretion of oil. Hence the scalp and hair gets too oily. It looks good for a day or two after shampooing but then quickly becomes lifeless. Oily hair is easily recognizable. It looks greasy even after shampooing and and attracts more dirt. It often has the problem of dandruff. The oily hair needs to be washed every third or fourth day or even more frequently depending on individual comfort and rinsed out with lemon.
  • Normal Hair:- It is shiny yet not greasy and fairly easy to manage. It flies about a little a day after the set but it soon settles down and looks good for about a week.