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Trichology and hair cult
Trichology and hair cult
From the Greek: TRICO = hair
NOLOGY = study

This science began in 400 BC when Hippocrates (considered the father of modern medicine) noticed that eunuchs did not become bald, and from there they left the research to investigate this phenomenon.

Galen between 129 and 199 BC believed that hair growth was linked to the mood of the individual.

This belief lasted until 1800 AD. Only in 1926 a researcher William H. Dry noticed a sort of cycle of growth, which was subsequently disseminated around the world by various researchers in Hamilton, Wilson JD, Ludwig and others.

Gradually, the research has discredited many different beliefs and customs of different cultures up to the present day. In 1997, the biotechnologist Dr. Sebastiano Zappala has suggested the triangle trichological based on the collaboration of three important figures: dermatologist, biotechnologist and hairdresser, so that, each with their own skills can help you get the best results on the various anomalies trichological.

triangolo tricologico ridotto
Today, the phases of the hair are well known: ANAGEN (growth), CATAGEN (rest), TELOGEN (fall).
This cycle throughout a life is a continuation for men about 20/25 times, while for women, 10/15 times.
Hair has always been of great importance, both in the distinction of sexuality, both as a gauge of old age (brizzolatura) through loss of color.
In ancient times and in the mythology of the value that was given to the hair included many aspects, some examples:
The strength of Samson was believed that it came from his thick head.
The wealth and power of monarchs was demonstrated by the pomposity of the head, which was further enhanced by crowns or pompous wigs.
Chastity was represented by the monks by shaving and the tonsure.
Julius Caesar wore a laurel wreath on his head to hide the balding considered a sign of weakness and loss of virility.
For women, the hair has always been considered an element of absolute femininity to be able to charm you to exercise negative power as in the case of witches, which were shaved as punishment for distruggergli any negative influences, and then burned.
Women also bad deal, if discovered they were deprived of their hair in order to make clear their sin and deprive them of an important seductive power.

Today the cult of the hair has only a purely aesthetic grounds in flux, one wonders why it is spent great energy and money if they no longer have a physiological function of coverage or social significance.
The answer is given by psychological and anthropological studies that still regard the hair un'importate element of seduction, personality and gender identification.

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