In a world where hair removal and hair styling are such big industries we tend to forget just how little hair we have compared to chimps and other primates. There are many advantages to a fur covered body – just ask your pets! So how did we humans lose our fur?
Why did humans lose their fur?Actually, humans are not as naked as we think. We have as many hair follicles as chimpanzees but our follicles do not grow thick fur. They mostly grow vellus or peach-fuzz hair. However, all our follicles are capable of growing hair as thick and dark as our luscious manes under the right hormonal conditions. It’s when something causes these conditions that we appear to start growing hair in all the wrong places.
There have been a dozen or more theories on why humans lost their fur but scientists are now beginning to unpick the mystery at a genetic level…
At Peach Clinics we frequently see ingrown hair caused by desperate measures our clients have used to keep unwanted hair at bay.
What is ingrown hair?A healthy hair grows straight out from the follicle. If oil, dead skin cells or even a scar blocks part of the follicle, the hair can bend and begin to grow downward eventually becoming completely trapped underneath the skin.
What causes ingrown hair?Ingrown hairs commonly occur where hair is closely shaved, waxed, or frequently plucked. These actions give the hair shaft greater opportunity to become distorted as it attempts to grow especially if it encounters debris left in the follicle by these methods of hair removal. Ingrown hairs are also more common in people with coarse or curly hair.
You are not aloneWhen clients come into Peach Clinics, they sometimes say, “You’ll never guess where I have hair growing”. Well, there’s almost nowhere that would surprise us, but one of the least talked about areas where hair grows is around the nipple, actually around the areola, to be precise.
Not many women will share the fact that they have nipple hair and it’s rarely something you read about in the mainstream media.
It’s a natural thingBut hairs, random or otherwise, around the areola or on the breast itself, are more common than you would realise. Just like other skin surfaces on the body, the areola contains hair follicles, so hair on a nipple or breast is completely natural.
If you’re red you’re rare! Red hair is seen on little more than one in every hundred people worldwide so we set out to find out why redheads are special.
Fun factsOn average, adults have 120,000 hairs on their head, but redheads have fewer, blondes have more and brunettes have the most. So why does red hair look so luxurious? It’s because red hair is thicker than any other.
Best advantage for redheadsRedheads can age gracefully: their hair becomes sandy-coloured and then goes white. No grey hairs for them!
With electrolysis, the initial upfront investment may be greater, but it pays off as your unwanted hair is gone, forever. Have a look at the graph above which shows you how amazingly cost-effective electrolysis is over time…
Well, you thought electrolysis was old, but we use something even older every day.
PEACH CLINICS uses alcohol-free witch hazel to help soothe and cleanse skin before and after electrolysis. Witch hazel is one of the oldest and most effective beauty products still in use. Native Americans used…