Today I thought it might be fun to drop a few “Fact Findings, from behind our Chairs”. If you think you know everything there is to know about your hair, you just might want to re-think that. If you’re like many, you may know how to style it or maybe what length that looks or feels best on you, but there’s a lot of weird stuff going on up there that we rarely give a second thought too. Here are a few interesting fun hair facts may just blow your mind, or at least make you rethink the extent of your hair knowledge.
- On average, you shed around 50-150 strands of hair a day. Yes, now you know what’s been clogging your shower drain.
- Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body after bone marrow. Lets just say thank goodness for that. If you’ve ever had a bad haircut.
- A healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% when it’s wet. So don’t pull it while brushing it wet, for all that is holy!
- Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth. “Beach Time Maybe?”
- The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure. I think I might be watching to much NCIS.
- The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.” Yeah, I had to look that up!
- Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day. Geez people haven’t you ever heard of Dry Shampoo!
- A single hair has a lifespan of about five years.
- Trying to grow out your hair? It takes about 7 years to grow it to your waist, and 3 years to grow it to your shoulders!
- All of the hair follicles in the human body are formed by the time we are just five months old in the womb. Apparently, one more thing to blame on mom!
So till next time,
Blogger: Terry Folawn
The day I turned thirty, I woke up excited in my hotel room with the promise of a French 75 and the cajun breakfast that was awaiting me as I was celebrating my most illustrious birthday in the Big Easy. Favorite cleanser in hand I gazed into the fluorescent lit bathroom mirror ready to primp myself for the day’s festivities. And then I saw it, like a sci fi monster creeping out of the depths, it was smile lines. Those starkly defined and painfully dreaded wrinkles that were etched around my nose and mouth.
- Was. Devastated.
Had I smiled to much in my thirty years? Surely I drank enough water. Exfoliation? It had to be exfoliation. Time to scrub my face like I never had before.
But the simple fact is, the human face is constructed of 45 muscles, 36 of which are used for expression alone. And unlike anywhere else on the body, those muscles directly relate to the appearance of our skin. Right at the tender age of 30, our muscle function begins to atrophy. As this deterioration begins to occur, we simultaneously lose collagen and elastin in our skin. Science calls this, “Sarcopenia.” I call it, “Gravity is making my face melt and it’s not fair.” I refused to let my cheeks go down without a fight, so what’s a girl to do? Microcurrent my darling.
Microcurrent is a rejuvenating, low-level electrotherapy facial. Two prongs are used by an Esthetician to strategically strengthen the facial muscles, reeducating them into a sculpted and visibly tighter position. It’s Pilates for your face. During the facial, you’ll experience the tingling sensation of small electrical impulses. These impulses mimic those naturally occurring in our body. Aside from the improvement in muscle tone, microcurrent therapy triggers a boost in the body’s production of collagen and elastin. Those precious youthful proteins.
Immediately after the facial, the results are visible. The face is lifted, firm and beautifully hydrated. Treatment is typically done over several sessions, comparable to our gym routines for the rest of our body. Microcurrent is completely safe and FDA approved, however for some clients it’s not the best option. I wouldn’t recommend this treatment for any of my pregnant guest, people with heart conditions or epilepsy.
Blogger: Katie Leigh