Maybe you know when you shop. In the aisle of hair care in supermarkets or other beauty outlets, there will be 2 shelves of shampoo lined up; shampoo for men and special shampoo, which is deliberately displayed separately opposite.
Haircare products for women are packaged in colorful bottles and varied shapes, while shampoos for men are designed in simple packaging, predominantly black, white, or gray showing a strong impression. Manufacturers produce shampoo and other personal care items in two versions to reinforce the stereotype of gender masculinity and femininity of ideas to target buyers, despite the fact that the product basically has the exact same function.
Are men’s and women’s special rights shampoos different uses? Are there big differences in the two types of shampoo that will provide more benefits only for certain sexes?
What distinguishes male and female hair?
Structurally, there’s no huge difference between male and female hair.
Hair is made of a protein called hard keratin and grows from follicles implanted under the scalp. Blood vessels in the scalp provide nutrients to the follicles and provide hormonal intake that can change the rate of growth and structure of hair at different times throughout human life.
After the hair comes out of the scalp, the hair is no longer alive. Follicles will continue to release natural oils to protect hair from the roots to the ends of the hair.
In general, the average human hair growth rate is 15 centimeters per year. Because the patterns and natural growth cycles of hair differ from one person to another and are not directly related to gender, women’s hair does not always grow faster than men’s hair. The rate of hair growth is most affected by the diet and biological factors of each individual.
Intake of vitamins, such as vitamins A, B, C, and E can accelerate the rate of hair growth. Although hormones play a role in maintaining hair endurance, hormones do not really facilitate growth. In women, the hormone estrogen causes women to experience less loss, whereas androgens in men have a direct contribution to the bald head of hair and increase hair growth in the body.
The texture of your hair has now become part of your identity. You learn to arrange them in the way that you think best suits your personality and lifestyle. Over time, hair may be thin, curly, straight, or rough.
There are several reasons why hair texture is modified. Most of all, maybe, and can distinguish between men and women is a way of treatment and use of products, such as gel, hair oil or hair wax that tends to cause hair to become rough and dry in men.
Are shampoos for men and women really different?
Besides the slight difference in volume, usually very little distinguishes between shampoos for men and women.
But reported by The Huffington Post, according to Bobby Buka, a dermatologist from New York, the other chemical composition between shampoo men and women is almost no difference. There is no big difference between the two.
Men with dry hair can use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. Likewise, shampoo products contain humectants, shea butter, and vitamin E – which incidentally are commonly found in women’s products – to add moisture to the hair. Dry-haired men can also try deep-conditioning products once a week to treat deeper.
Leave-conditioner products are also beneficial for men who have dry hair to protect hair from external factors that can damage the environment, such as sunlight and pollution.
Although the benefits and uses of body care products are not specifically targeted for each sex, there are a number of possible potential related hazards. Leeann Brown of the US Environmental Working Group believes that there are a number of chemicals in body care products that affect hormones, and some of these materials are associated with disorders of the male reproductive system. For example, phthalates (possibly a component of ‘perfume’) have been linked to hormonal changes in men and boys and sperm damage.