How To Shave: Facial Hair Basics: The Cortex | Gillette

You may have been shaving for years, and already confidently know how to shave, or you may be just learning the shaving basics. Either way, it is good to know more about what you are shaving, learn more

The cortex is the middle layer that determines the hair's pigment, texture, and elasticity. It's spiral shaped, like a classic telephone cord, which is why when pulled, hair stretches before it breaks. If you don't keep your hair trimmed and groomed, your cortex can lose its protective layer and become frayed. These are called split ends. The solution to split ends is grooming frequently to keep your hair trimmed and split ends away.

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