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WELCOME TO THE HAIR FOUNDATION
Welcome to the homepage of the South African Hair Foundation. This website is dedicated to educate you, the consumer, about aspects of hair. This is a non-profit website, which will have advertising for-profit organisations. The articles non-biased, but may have links to for-profit organisations. Any funds collected from the for-profit organisations will be used to keep the website current and as up-to-date as possible.

We hope that the articles and views expressed on the website help you, the consumer, to be more educated about your hair, and to be more proactive in keeping your hair healthy, good-looking, and a continuing pleasure in your life. Feel free to e-mail us questions, which we will answer to the best of our abilities. Should the questions be beyond our expertise, we will refer you to the relevant experts.
WHY HAIR GROWS
Why does hair grow on your scalp? The answer is very simple: you inherit it from your mother and your father.... that is to say; it is in your genes. The genes involved in the formation of your hair follicles are present when your mother's egg is fertilised by your father's sperm.
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HAIR COLOUR, COUNT & VOLUME
The colour (pigmentation) of hair is produced there by melanocytes, specialised cells that synthesise the pigment melanin. The melanocytes that synthesise melanin for hair are located in the hair follicle.
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HEALTHY & GOOD LOOKING HAIR
Hair can be damaged by physical injury, chemicals, heat, and by disease. When not caused by various diseases, we are left with types of damage that can be prevented and are under our control.
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HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
Hair damage caused by overly harsh shampoos, styling agents and hair straighteners is most commonly caused by the alkalinity of the agents.
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WOMAN & HAIR LOSS
 
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men, and occurs in women as well. In men it is called male-pattern hair loss.

Androgenetic alopecia patterns...

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DISEASES OF THE SCALP DISEASES OF THE SCALP

Contact dermatitis represents an allergic reaction to chemical substances which come into contact with the scalp. The most common substances incriminated...


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"Miracle Cures" for Hair Loss "MIRACLE CURES" FOR HAIR LOSS

Miracle cures for hair loss were sold by snake-oil salesmen in the Old West. Some of them are still sold on the Internet today.

A "cure for baldness" has long been...

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HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS

HAIR PROSTHESES
Full hair replacements (wigs) are available for people either temporarily or permanently unable to grow scalp hair.

Non-surgical hair additions include hair...
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