Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hair mites

I was about to go and do some studying on my SPSS when i came across herbforhair.com. It talks about hair care, hair products and all.

I was engrossed to know about demodex. Demodex is a tiny mite with eight legs, less than 0.4 mm. long. Only two species of the mites which are specific human – associated mite are Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis. Demodex folliculorum infiltrates into the hair follicles and takes the nutrients and may damage hair root structure. As a result it causes thin or unhealthy hair, hair loss and inflammation of the surrounding tissue.

Demodex brevis inhabits the sebaceous glands, particularly around the nose, eyelids and other facial area and feeds on the nutrients and oil in sebaceous glands. As a result, the sebaceous glands become infected and inflamed appeared as acne or rash .

Click on the underlined words found above to know more about it. Oh, and click here to see the actual footage of demodex. Im sure you'll never take your hair for granted anymore after you see the footage.

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