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The Hair Growth Cycle

The Hair Growth Cycle It is important to recognise that the hair grows in a cycle, consisting of 3 stages.  Waxing the hair at the right stage of growth will ensure a longer period before the hair re-grows.  Hairs begin to develop and grow deep in the dermis in small pits in the skin called …

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Hair Structure: Layers

MEDULLA: The medulla is the innermost layer of thefollicle but isn’t always found in vellus hair. It’s formed of looselyconnected, keratinised cells with air spaces in between. The medulla determinesthe sheen and colour tones of the hair by light reflection.CORTEX: This middle layer forms the bulk of the hair. Itcontains melanin that gives hair its …

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