My hair health program (with regular updates)

Questions and comments about this weird approach to hair loss
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Re: My hair health program (with regular updates)

Post by NickSE »

Well, I forgot to mention a clear change I noticed in my hair. Many, many people are asking how my hair appears to be so erected, as if I had some kind of electric shock. I never mention the scalp exercise when I comment this effect, but I think it has something to do with it.
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Re: My hair health program (with regular updates)

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a clear change I noticed in my hair.
First, a bit of definition. It's from Philip Kingsley's website.
Your hair shaft is the part of your hair that can be seen above your scalp. It’s made of a protein called keratin, compacted and cemented together. Keratin is a remarkably strong protein, which is very resistant to wear and tear. It is in fact the same material that feathers, claws, nails and hoofs are composed of! Keratin is a sulphur-rich protein, with strong disulphide bonds holding the protein strands together.  This plays an important role in any chemical processing like perming and relaxing, as these break disulphide bonds and reset them to a different configuration to change the shape of your hair.
Your hair shaft also consists of hydrogen bonds, which help to give your hair its flexibility. They are weaker and more numerous than disulphide bonds and are easily broken with the application of water. This is what allows you to temporarily change the natural configuration of your hair with heated styling aids after washing.

Your hair shaft consists of three layers:

The Cuticle
A protective layer composed of overlapping cells, like fish scales or roof tiles, but facing downwards. The outer cuticle holds your hair in your hair follicle by means of a Velcro-like bond. It also minimizes the movement of water (moisture) in and out of the underlying cortex. However, chemical processes and weathering can lift the cuticle and disrupt this balance. When healthy, i.e. smooth and intact, your outer cuticle gives your hair shine and protects the inner layers from damage.
The Cortex
Forms your hairs’ main bulk and pigment (colour). It consists of long keratin filaments, which are held together by disulphide and hydrogen bonds. The health of your cortex depends largely on the integrity of the cuticle protecting it.
The Medulla
If present, this consists of a thin core of transparent cells and air spaces.
So how does this essentially dead shaft of hair respond cosmetically to a few minutes of doing the scalp exercise, and especially the advanced exercise. I wish I had a scientifically-based answer to this - one full of jargon that would look good in a medical journal. I don't have any answer. All I know is that after a session of the SE my hair looks more alive, it's easier to comb, and it is definitely fuller. You evidently have the same "problem."

After a few minutes of the advanced SE
After a few minutes of the advanced SE
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