If you're a fellow Asian girl, then you know just how frustrating it can be to do anything with your hair, and I mean anything. Go ahead, bring on the chorus of "Girl, please. But you know what they say: "the grass is always greener on the other side. Having said that, I'd like to address one specific and significant problem we do have. Asian hair is really slippery. While others may see our hair as sleek and glossy, we see it as impossible to work with.
Race Differences in Hair Types
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Do some of us have sleek, black, and straight hair? Of course. Do all of us have this? Absolutely not. Sleek and thin hair can be quite fragile and often needs a lot more maintenance than people expect. Want to strengthen that hair? Straight hair?
Breaking The Asian Myth About Asian Hair
For example, a study published in the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists 57, July discovered that there are at least 5 basic differences between Asian and Caucasian hair. Typical human hair has 5 to 10 layers of cuticles. Asian hair has more closer to 10 than Caucasian which has closer to 5.
Due to these differences, hair does not grow in the same way or at the same speed in people of different ethnic origins. Asian hair is usually straight and either dark brown or black in color. It grows perpendicularly to the scalp.