Natural Hair Color & Pigmentation

Natural Hair Color & Pigmentation

By: Selena Belisle, Owner/Instructor CE Institute LLC, Miami FL

Our natural hair color is a result of two types of hair pigments. Both of these pigments are melanin types, produced inside the hair follicle and packed into granules found in the fibers.  

Brown & Black Hair

Is a result of eumelanin pigment in the hair.


Red Hair

Is a result of pheomelanin pigment in the hair.


Blond hair

Is the result of having little pigmentation in the hair strand.


Gray hair

Occurs when melanin production decreases or stops.


Most people think that our hair has many different pigments, when in fact it does not.  We hope you enjoy this graphic which depicts hair pigment and texture.


This BLOG was written by Selena Belisle, the Founder of CE Institute LLC in Miami FL.  She is a retired professional athlete and has been practicing massage therapy for over 30 years.  Selena is an approved CE Provider with NCBTMB & the Florida Board of Massage.  She now teaches full time for the Complementary and Alternative Health Care Industries. You can learn more about Selena’s training and CE classes at

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