Before we talk about the hair damaging habits, we need to understand what our hair anatomy is? What a hair life cycle is? And further, we will discuss how these hair damaging styling habits can permanently damage your natural hair structure resulting in partial or complete hair loss.
Understanding hair anatomy: Have you ever seen a bundle of wool, they are so organized, soft, tightly structured in the centre, soft and shiny from the outside, your hair more or less has the same anatomy. Your hair consists of three different layers the outer one is known as ‘cuticle’ this is responsible for the protection of inner hair layers and components those are much fragile. The next two layers are ‘Cortex’ and the inner layer is ‘medulla’.
Understanding hair Life Cycle: Hair loss is a very natural phenomenon and it should happen after a certain period of time so new and healthy hair can grow. This can be explained as plants shed leaves and then when the season comes their leaves came back in full glory and the plant look healthier and fuller.
The same happens with our hair, a normal lifespan for a hair is six years, but this hair lifespan can differ from person to person and once a hair completes its lifespan, it will for sure come out of its follicle.
There is no problem if this hair life cycle continues, every time a hair falls, but at times hair follicles responsible for new hair growth shrinks and or become inactive, this is when a person experiences less hair growth on certain region of your head scalp, and you will feel as if you will go bald.