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HAIR TEXTURE & SCIENCE

HAIR TEXTURE OVERVIEW  

At Philip Kingsley, we avoid using terms like ‘normal’, ‘dry’ and ‘oily’ to categorise hair. After all, what is normal for one person may not be normal for another.

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FINE HAIR

If you have fine hair, the diameter of each individual strand will be thin – but you will most likely have an abundance of hairs on your head.

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MEDIUM HAIR

If you have medium hair, your strands will feel substantial in texture, but probably not coarse or wiry.

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COARSE HAIR

If you have coarse hair, it will probably have plenty of natural body. It may feel rough in texture, and it may feel like you have a lot of it.

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NATURAL COILED CURLS

Natural coiled curls, as in many variations of African and Caribbean hair, tend to have a great deal of body and bounce. You may also find that your hair is fragile and prone to breakage..

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HAIR SCIENCE OVERVIEW  

Hair is a remarkable fibre. It is composed of keratin, a strong fibrous protein, and is built from cells similar to those of your skin.

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THE HAIR STRUCTURE

Your hair has a fascinating structure. It has three distinct layers, and is made up of amino acids (proteins) held together by chemical bonds.

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THE HAIR GROWTH CYCLE

It’s very important to understand the hair growth cycle in order to recognize and understand many of the problems you can encounter with your hair.

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FUN HAIR FACTS

Hair is a remarkable tissue, having near super-power strength and incredible insulating properties! In honour of being voted a British Cool Brand for the 3rd year in a row, we’ve compiled a list of the coolest facts about hair – giving you even more reason to love your locks!  ...

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