Have you ever wondered why we give so much attention to our hair? Hair care, hairstyles and hair color are all a popular topic especially to women. We spend a considerable amount just to keep our hair healthy and beautiful. But why do we give a care in the first place when in fact, unlike the other tissues of our body, the scalp, hair and body hair are actually not important to our physical health. When you lose your hair due to the physiological process of balding or androgenetic alopecia, this does not make you ill and when the hair starts turning grey because of the physiological process of aging no metabolic changes is induced by it. So why then do most of us care much when we start losing hair through balding or when the hair starts turning grey because of aging? The importance that we give to our hair is not in any way related to physical health. Its strong significance is a manifestation of society, culture and religion. Our hair, especially our scalp hair or popularly referred to as one’s “crowning glory” is considered as a vital representation of one’s “self”. It cannot be denied that a huge chunk of the world’s population wants to be seen in a good light and so we work hard to ensure that our hair is up to par with society’s standards of a “good image”. We have numerous hair care products, treatments and procedures that were designed to enhance one’s presentation of self via the hair. The fact that we are willing to spend for these various hair care products, treatments and procedures just means that we do care a lot about how we present ourselves to the world and how the world sees us. This is the reason why the hair care industry is a thriving one.