What is hair?

Updated: Oct 3, 2020

The scientific study of hair, its diseases and care are called trichology (trih-KAHL-uh-jee), which comes from the Greek word trichos (hair) and ology (the study of).

Some say its antennas that connects us to the higher power of consciousness. With its multi purpose, we know that we must be treated with care.

My Crown and glory...

 Hair...Were do I begin?

  Our hair has been through so many challenges it's amazing to see how far we've come.  It's interesting because I've been through cosmetology school twice, 1992 and again in 2014.  Both times they didn't teach much about curly or afro hair.  Yes, they mention it's existence but nothing in depth.  Sadly that's because the educators knew nothing about it.  Around 2012 is when people started going natural and it forced the hair industry to focus on the people's needs.  It's funny how we are the driving force behind many changes.  Black hair is the 1# highest selling market in the hair business.  We the people forced the change.  Clients were popping up everywhere asking to go natural which forced the hairstylist to learn to satisfy the clients.  Now, here we are today!  

Hair is one of the most important attractions for people all over the world.  In different cultures, hair defines beauty, status, and spiritual strength. It plays a big part in how people were valued and how they appreciate themselves.

Many cultures view hair in different ways.  Some believe that it’s a spiritual gift that functions as a message directly to the higher source.  In ancient days, people from different cultures did not believe in cutting their hair.  To them,  it represented lack of strength.  It was also a symbol of slavery or being conquered or enslaved.

Again today, people recognize hair as a symbol of beauty.  Not only did we change to natural, but many people have become health conscience.  It's a blessing to see how far we've come.