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The Power of Hair



The hair that we have on our head is a very powerful thing. Traditionally those who had long, thick tresses were seen as more strong and assertive. Obviously a notion like this couldn’t be further from the truth, but having long, thick, healthy hair is still something that everyone wants to achieve. Whether it be because of self-confidence, or being the first of your friends/family to start having thinning hair, wanting to improve the look of your locks is something that many people do. Regardless of your reason for wanting to improve the look of your hair, always make the decision on your own and don’t let someone else’s words or their perception of your look push you into making that decision.


When it comes to the actual power that hair has over ourselves and others, it is a real thing. “Depending upon the time and place on earth in which one lives, the hair on one’s head (or the lack thereof) has had intense significance. Belief systems and folklore have long dictated how hair was to be handled and worn: tied up, covered up, grown long, cut short, shaved off, crimped, colored and curled, decorated, twisted, braided, and more. But for many societies, the longer the hair, the better.Some skeptics challenge the claims, noting that no evidence has been found as yet to show that hair is anything more than dead cells (keratin proteins) and as such transmits nothing. However, strands stem out from our skin, and the follicle at the base is actually an organ that produces hair. Hair is connected to tactile receptors in the skin that tell us that it’s cold or hot out, let us feel the slightest breeze, or the annoying bug that is about to bite us, serving as a protective warning device.”


From biblical interpretations of the power of hair (ie: Samson), to the more fantastical fictitious (ie: Rupunzel) hair is important and has power over how we view ourselves. Regardless of the type of hair (and amount of it) you have, the best thing to do is nurture and take care of it in the best way possible. When you go to an Ottawa hair salon your stylist will be able to not only help you maintain the hair you have, but use techniques to promote new hair growth.