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5 Hair Tips For Camping

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to go camping.  The weather is usually pretty nice (not too hot or cold) and most people have a three-day weekend, which makes this a perfect time to get out of town. On the other hand, camping can wreak havoc on your beauty routine and add some extra damage to your hair.  But have no fear!  With these five hair tips for camping, your hair will remain in tip-top condition throughout the summer.

Camping is one of the best ways to spend your summer but is your hair protected? Here are five simple hair tips for camping that will make...

Hair Snips #28: What Causes Goose Bumps?

It’s common knowledge that when a human is cold, they get goose bumps (usually on their arms).  But do you know what causes goose bumps and what they are?  Let me explain… Goose bumps, aka the “pilomotor reflex,” are part of an automatic response of a mammal’s body.  Part of this reflex’s function is to generate warmth in a cold environment.  “How does it work?” you ask.  The muscle fiber attached to the hair follicle tightens and pulls the hair straight up, which makes the surrounding skin bunch up.  The straightened hair traps a layer of air against the skin which adds insulates the body. Goose Bumps As A Result Of Fear: This reflex does not do a lot to help hairless mammals like humans.  However, notice how when a cat is spooked, their hair stands straight up.  This defense mechanism is caused by the pilomotor reflex.  The purpose of the…

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