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Straight hair one day, curly the next?


There are several theories as to why hair changes texture. I could not really find very much information from medical sources, but from my search this is what I have gathered. Hormones, stress and ageing seem as the common causes for changes to your hair texture and quality. You’d think, with the size of the hair industry, there would be a conclusive answer to this question, but it seems as though research is still underway and there are no decisive results. One interesting fact about curly hair is that the gene for straight hair is recessive but that the curly hair gene is not completely dominant. That means you could have the curly hair gene but until it’s activated, your waves and curls will be dormant too. It seems as though hormones are a possible trigger for the curly hair gene. As well as affecting the quality of your hair, hormones can change your muscle tone too (as I read on). This includes your scalp. The change of muscle tone could affect the shape of your hair follicles and their direction of growth. Straight hair follicles grow straight out but curly hair follicles have a hook shape. For some, puberty was the first time when curls decided to appear and this fits with the hormone changes. For many women, pregnancy and birth have a significant impact on their hair too. As I am reading, hair that was curly and changed to straight can also be due to the same reasons as we previously stated; hormones, stress, aging / DNA.

Now if you have a change in your hair, talk to your Stylist as we may need to introduce you to new hair products that will work for your new head of hair. (Not to mention you are going to need to know how to style that new head of hair.) That's what we do...don't hesitate to use us! Elite Salon is here for you!

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