The compositions of all human body are generally the same for everybody physiologically speaking. We all have bones, muscles, and down to the littlest details of body cells, but these compositions differ in characteristics from one person to another, and more specifically from one race to another. Most differences can be explained genetically. Hair differences are something that is most noticeable from a certain race to another. Hair follicles may vary in color, texture, strength, structure, and more.
Asian hair growth is not an exception to racial hair differences. Asians have typically straight hair. Although Asian hair sometimes appear to have greater density because of thicker hair follicles as compared to other races, it is surprising to know that they actually have lesser hair density because their scalp grows lesser hair per square centimeter.
A very much contributing factor to Asian hair growth is the medulla. Hair of Asians contains medulla filled with dark pigment, reason why Asian hair is generally black in nature. Aside from this, it is believed that this medulla explains why most Asian have shiny and glowing hair.
Asian hair growth also manifests a longer hair growth capability compared to other races. While other races grow less than half an inch per month, most Asians grow the average of half an inch per month. This may be due to genetic factors. The Asian diet may also be a contributing factor for this. Asian’s growth phase of the entire hair growth cycle could last up to eight years, while normally this phase would last only three years. That is why Asian hair growth holds the record for a speedy growth of up to 1.3 centimeter a month.
Because of hair differences, hair care also varies from one race to another. In fact, even shampoos are deliberately designed for every kind of hair. Thus, a shampoo manufactured in U.S. may not be effective for Asian hair because its components are not especially designed for Asian hair type. Asian hair need not to be washed and blow dry everyday because this could result to dryness, damages, and breakages such as split end.