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Styling Terminology

Alopecia – Abnormal hair loss on the face, scalp, and other areas. This disorder is different than other types of hair loss or hair shedding because the hair doesn’t come back with special treatment. The baldness can be due to age or decreased blood flow sequential to illnesses like anemia, syphilis, or other damage to the nervous system.
Cortex – The fibrous middle layer of the hair which gives strength and elasticity to the hair. The cortex is formed by elongated cells and gives the hair pigment and color.
Cuticle -The outermost layer of the hair. It protects the inner structure of the with its scale-like cells. It is transparent and raises and closes under various conditions.
Dandruff – White pieces of scaly skin usually appears in the hair or scalp. It is characterized by itchiness and dry scalp.
Glycolic Smoothing Treatment – A semi-permanent smoothing solution for textured hair that offers two finishes Sleek &  Smooth or Curl Controller. It reduces frizz and increases manageability. The key ingredients are glycolic acid and carbocystine. These ingredients penetrate the hair shaft enhances softness, provide protection, restores and rejuvenates damaged hair. The result lasts up to 3 months.
Keratin – The protein found in your hair.
Keratin – A semi-permanent, hair-smoothing, curl-softening professional chemical treatment used to make hair straighter, shinier, and even healthier. The treatments are usually made up of a chemical like formaldehyde (which creates the long-lasting smoothing effect), conditioners, and some keratin (a protein our hair is made of to add strength). The results expected to last 2 to 2 1/2 months. The flat-ironing step in the treatment can cause damage.
Medulla – The innermost layer of the hair comprised of round cells.
Melanin – The dark brown or black substance found in skin and hair. It is the natural part of peoples’ eyes.
Tinea – A contagious skin disease caused by vegetable parasites. These parasites are fungus. Tinea is commonly known as ringworm because of the red ring-like itchy balding patches.