But one summer, I was a waitress at a restaurant on the beach.
It didn’t matter what I did to my hair before I went to work – by the time my shift was over, it was a mess of curls from the ocean air and humidity.
The human body, apart from areas of glabrous skin, is covered in follicles which produce thick terminal and fine vellus hair.
Most common interest in hair is focused on hair growth, hair types and hair care, but hair is also an important biomaterial primarily composed of protein, notably alpha-keratin.
The glands at the opening of the hair produce a fatty secretion that lubricates the hair. The only "living" portion of the hair is found in the follicle.
The hair that is visible is the hair shaft, which exhibits no biochemical activity and is considered "dead".
The base of a hair's root (the "bulb") contains the cells that produce the hair shaft.
I flat-ironed my hair into submission everyday, slowly destroying it with heat.
I got a few different keratin treatments in college, and for a few months, enjoyed effortlessly straight hair.