Children's hairs change several times, with the first curls-curls may well turn into straight strands and vice versa. The color and structure will change, but in any case, it is important to provide the right care.
The first hairs appear in the child during the prenatal development, closer to the end of the first trimester. Light fluff, which is called lanugo, covers not only the head, but also the entire body of the baby. According to one version, these are some kind of echoes of the past, when the bodies of our ancestors were completely covered with hair, and according to another version - they protect the epidermis of the fetus from drying out, keeping the fatty secretions that produce skin cells. Lanugo is almost completely off the baby body to the last weeks of pregnancy, they remain only on the head.
These first hairs are usually deprived of pigment, but it is not uncommon for a baby to be born with dark and even black hair. It depends, as pediatricians say, on the hormonal status of the mother. Anyway, the original fluff completely falls out by 3-5 months (at a speed of up to 300 hairs a day), and real ones are growing to replace it. But very thin hair that will last a child to 2-3 years of age, when the structure of new hair changes again.
Children's hair is similar in composition to an adult, more delicate and thin, the follicles are located very close to the epidermis, the cuticle of the hair itself has considerably less layers than that of an adult. All this suggests that children's hair is more susceptible to external factors and easier to fall out and break.
The terminal hair, with which the child will live his whole life, grows only during puberty - at the age of 12-14 years and may differ from the early hair in color and structure.
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