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The Evolution of Hair


The way that hairstyles have evolved over time is pretty remarkable. As we continue to progress through time however, hair will continue to grow and change. The only difference is that sometimes hair can stop growing altogether, or grow in different ways than we have become accustomed to.

The beautiful part of modern technology is that they are always seeking to improve or completely remedy current situations that are causing issues for people. The growth of new skin that starts in a lab that has oil glands and is able to grow hair is a perfect example of where technology and modern medicine is headed. “For the first time, researchers have coaxed a primordial ball of cells into a multi-layered, transplantable patch of skin, sporting hair follicles and functioning glands.

The mouse-based study, published in Science Advances, brings scientists closer to pulling off the feat in humans, which would provide synthetic skin grafts that could treat burn victims and patients with various skin diseases. Researchers have been getting better and better and recreating tissues in lab—but for skin, they had gotten stuck at making simplified versions. Fully functioning skin includes three layers: the epidermis, an outermost protective layer that is mostly waterproof; the elastic dermis layer that gives skin flexibility as well as housing oil and sweat glands, hair follicles, nerve endings, and blood vessels; and the subcutaneous fatty layer that provides padding and insulation.”

Once perfected, the possibilities for something like this can truly be endless. For the present, the best way to ensure that your hair is growing in the most healthy way possible is to visit your Ottawa hair salon. A certified stylist will be able to give your hair and scalp a thorough inspection and help to ensure that you look and feel your best.