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The Anatomy of Long Hair
Cascading from a brilliant woman’s head to whatever length she pleases, her hair seems an extension of herself, the next level of her being. The longer it is, the longer it’s been with her, full of secrets, waving in the air with wisdom.
There is something iconic about long hair. Mythical even.”
Hair springs from the living scalp and hangs on until it’s cut, breaks off or sheds. It is dead, but its finest specimens appear very much alive, a feat achieved only with proper, consistent care over time.
But when you get right down to it, hair is organic matter. It has practical functions beyond just bewitching anyone who walks by, such as insulation and protection.
Here, we break down the sections of hair and highlight necessary care for each stage as it grows to the desired length
This is where it all begins. There is actually hair that you can’t see, still alive, already growing below the surface of the skin. As the hair’s foundation and vital source, the scalp must stay healthy to produce strong, long hair. Regular head massages featuring the Serum Extentioniste will make sure the scalp is activated and producing healthy hair.
Closest to the scalp, the roots are the “newest” portion of the hair. Usually quite healthy naturally, they can become oily or prematurely dry without the proper product mix. Focusing Bain Extentioniste here and keeping Fondants and Masques about an inch away from the roots will help balance this area of the hair.
By the time hair grows a few inches away from the roots, it is several months old. Exposure to the elements, environmental pollutants and styling can begin to take their toll. This is the point where proper daily care is crucial if the hair is to make it to a long length and remain healthy. Concentrate Fondant Extensioniste or Masque Extentioniste here for extra strength.
Often a problem area, the ends of your hair have been with you the longest. They are the most likely to break, split or become dry and sensitized. Proper care and conservative trimming will keep even the longest hair strong at the ends. On an impeccably healthy head of hair, the ends match the roots in thickness and radiance. The way to achieve this goal is to visit your hairdresser for regular trims and Protocole Extensioniste to boost growth and maintain hair health from roots to ends.
Far more than the place to get your root touch-up or an occasional trim, book an appointment at your nearest Kérastase salon for a complimentary personalized hair diagnosis.