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Hair - more than just a matter of the head

Hair and scalp

From a scientific point of view, hair belongs to the areal organ of the skin. By the way, not all hairs are the same. A distinction is made between different types of hair. And the scalp plays an important role not only for bald people.

The myth about “dry hair”    

It would be a quite logical and plausible conclusion: if your hair is dry – maybe it feels like straw – then the issue must be a lack of water. But is it actually true? We dug deep into this topic with our colleague Dr. Hans-Martin Haake, Head of Application Technology Personal Care at BASF. It turns out that things aren't always as they seem.

Sensitive scalp

The scalp is barely visible, but it can be very sensitive and requires care. We need strong and healthy skin, a well-functioning skin barrier, especially on our heads.

Hair, sun, sun protection

The need for sun protection has now caught on with people. Awareness of this important part of your personal care routine is growing steadily. However, one part of the body still gets forgotten too often: On sunny days, the burning celestial body beats directly down onto it.

Stress factors for hair

Sometimes it’s like you're just jinxed. You do everything you can to look good, you have a hairstyle you want to try, but you know straight away that it will be too much for your hair.

 

Hair loss, but why?

Hair loss affects everyone, has a wide range of different causes and, for many people, is an uncomfortable topic – especially if the hair loss occurs early on in life or is very sudden. This is despite the fact that hair loss is a completely natural process.

The scalp - more than just an outer shell

Bald people display it quite openly, for others it is hidden under a head of hair with more or less extravagant hairstyles: The scalp - more than an outer shell.

Hair - not just what is on your head

We are blessed with an abundant quantity of hair. We have several million of them. Only our hands, lips, soles of our feet, fingernails and toenails are hair free. Hair, part of our largest organ, our skin. The fact that they are "only" referred to as appendages does not do them justice.