Have you ever wondered why your friends have different types of hair? Some of them may be rocking a bunch of natural curls while others looks’ may consist of a super slick and effortlessly straight hairstyle. In this sense, what makes each one of us different? Genetics, ethnicity?

Today, we will explain to you the role that different elements play on the hair’s structure. A better understanding of this will help you choose the best treatments, products, and techniques to take care of it. Let’s begin!


Firstly: What is human hair made of?

Hair’s structure has two key elements that determine its shape: The follicle and the shaft. The follicle is the anchor, residing within the skin, that holds the hair shaft in place. The shaft is the strand of hair that we can see and touch – which multiplied by thousands composes our “mane”.


What determines hair shape?

The shape of the follicles is what defines how your hair will grow out:

  • Round Follicles = Straight Hair.
  • Oval Follicles = Wavy Hair.
  • Hooked or Elliptical Follicles = Curly Hair.

The angle at which the hair tunnels into the scalp also affects the shape:

  • Vertical Follicles = Straight Hair.
  • Angled Follicles = Wavy or Curly Hair.

Hair is made up of 95% keratin, a fibrous protein that acts as a protective coating for your locks, playing an important role in hair regeneration. Whether you have curly, straight or wavy hair, keratin is what gives hair strands the ability to turn, bend, and fold without breaking.

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Straight & Curly Hair Care

  • Preventive Solutions

Products containing natural extracts, including Keratin and Biotin – also known as vitamin B7 – can help restore your hair and prevent further damage. If you are looking for a full transformation of your hair’s health, you can combine the usage of these products with Hair Biostimulation Therapy, a non-surgical clinical treatment that uses enriched blood cells and other active proteins to give you fuller, thicker, and stronger hair.

  • Restorative Solutions

Besides determining our hair shape, genetics also associate with male-pattern baldness, which might be why you are losing hair on the top, sides, or front of your head. Wavy, straight, or curly, a Hair Transplant can help you get your hair back in any of those areas; only highly-skilled, certified surgeons can perform this kind of procedure on any type of hair.

Hair shape is part of the characteristics that make each one of us unique – therefore, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to taking care of it. Our hair specialists at DHI Mexico in Tijuana can give you a FREE online consultation to guide you on which options may suit you best to improve your hair’s appearance and overall health.