The surface layer is made up of scales called cuticles. (like the back of a fish). Marlene M. Gutierrez, of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, explains:
"Healthy hair feels smooth to the touch because the scales are smooth, regular and lie flat.
So it turns out that hair is...Dead!
For real! That's why when you cut it, it doesn't hurt...makes sense right?
So, when we say "bring your fro to life", remember that we're speaking figuratively. It also means that when we say "healthy" hair, we don't mean healthy like your body is healthy, what we mean is "not damaged".
You may have heard this before....
You may have noticed that “no phthalates” signs started to show up on the packaging of items you purchase: plastic containers for food (Tupperware), various personal care products etc.
Whether you have had your hair relaxed for a while, or you have been “natural by neglect” for a while, having and maintaining tiny, naturally curly hair (a.k.a. kinky, coily, nappy, etc.) can be a real pain.
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