Standard Cosmetology Quiz On Hair And Scalp Properties

40 Questions | Total Attempts: 129

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Cosmetology is all about the study and application of beauty products. You can play this Standard Cosmetology Quiz on Hair and Scalp Properties to know how well you know about cosmetology. The more you score, the more is your knowledge of hair and scalp cosmetology. All the best for your perfect score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The scientific study of hair and its diseases and care is called:
    • A. 

      Trichology

    • B. 

      Trichoptilosis

    • C. 

      Hypertrichosis

    • D. 

      Keratinization

  • 2. 
    The _______________________________ is the part of the hair located below the surface of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin).
    • A. 

      Hair root 

    • B. 

      Hair shaft

    • C. 

      Hair cuticle 

    • D. 

      Hair bulb

  • 3. 
    Naturally occurring fungus that is present on all human skin, but is responsible for dandruff when it grows out of control.
    • A. 

      Malassezia

    • B. 

      Keratinization

    • C. 

      Trichoptilosis

    • D. 

      Pityriasis

  • 4. 
    Variety of canities characterized by alternating bands of gray and pigmented hair throughout the length of the hair strand.
    • A. 

      Ringed hair

    • B. 

      Monilethrix

    • C. 

      Tinea favosa

    • D. 

      Hypertrichosis

  • 5. 
    Process by which newly formed cells in the hair bulb mature, fill with keratin, move upward, lose their nucleus, and die.
    • A. 

      Keratinization

    • B. 

      Hydrophobic

    • C. 

      Disulfide bond

    • D. 

      Polypeptide chain

  • 6. 
    Hair that forms in a circular pattern on the crown of the head.
    • A. 

      Whorl

    • B. 

      Cowlick

    • C. 

      Hair stream

    • D. 

      Helix

  • 7. 
    Also known as lanugo hair; short, fine, unpigmented downy hair that appears on the body, with the exception of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
    • A. 

      Vellus hair

    • B. 

      Terminal hair

    • C. 

      Hair texture

    • D. 

      Hair density

  • 8. 
    Middle layer of the hair; a fibrous protein core formed by elongated cells containing melanin pigment.
    • A. 

      Cortex

    • B. 

      Hair cuticle

    • C. 

      Hair porosity

    • D. 

      Hair texture

  • 9. 
    The brief transition period between the growth and resting phases of a hair follicle. It signals the end of the growth phase.
    • A. 

      Catagen phase

    • B. 

      Anagen phase

    • C. 

      Telogen phase

    • D. 

      Hydrophilic

  • 10. 
    Technical term for split ends.
    • A. 

      Trichoptilosis

    • B. 

      Richorrhexis nodosa

    • C. 

      Hypertrichosis

    • D. 

      Monilethrix

  • 11. 
    Technical term for gray hair; results from the loss of the hair’s natural melanin pigment.
    • A. 

      Canities

    • B. 

      Carbuncle

    • C. 

      Cysteine

    • D. 

      Helix  

  • 12. 
    Autoimmune disorder that causes the affected hair follicles to be mistakenly attacked by a person’s own immune system; usually begins with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp.
    • A. 

      Alopecia areata

    • B. 

      Androgenic alopecia

    • C. 

      Postpartum alopecia

    • D. 

      Alopecia universalis

  • 13. 
    Lowest part of a hair strand; the thickened, club-shaped structure that forms the lower part of the hair root.
    • A. 

      Hair bulb

    • B. 

      Hair follicle

    • C. 

      Furuncle

    • D. 

      Hair root

  • 14. 
    Outermost layer of hair; consisting of a single, overlapping layer of transparent, scale-like cells that look like shingles on a roof.
    • A. 

      Hair cuticle

    • B. 

      Cortex

    • C. 

      Medulla

    • D. 

      Hair shaft

  • 15. 
    Infestation of the hair and scalp with head lice.
    • A. 

      Pediculosis capitis

    • B. 

      Pityriasis

    • C. 

      Pityriasis steatoides

    • D. 

      Ringed hair

  • 16. 
    Thickness or diameter of the individual hair strand.
    • A. 

      Hair texture

    • B. 

      Hair shaft

    • C. 

      Hair density

    • D. 

      Hair porosity

  • 17. 
    Hair flowing in the same direction, resulting from follicles sloping in the same direction.
    • A. 

      Hair stream

    • B. 

      Helix

    • C. 

      Cowlick

    • D. 

      Whorl

  • 18. 
    A weak, physical, cross-link side bond that is easily broken by water or heat.
    • A. 

      Hydrogen bond

    • B. 

      Disulfide bond

    • C. 

      Peptide bond

    • D. 

      Salt bond

  • 19. 
    Technical term for ringworm, a contagious condition caused by fungal infection and not a parasite; characterized by itching, scales, and, sometimes, painful lesions.
    • A. 

      Tinea

    • B. 

      Scutula

    • C. 

      Pityriasis

    • D. 

      Pityriasis steatoides

  • 20. 
    Temporary hair loss experienced at the conclusion of a pregnancy.
    • A. 

      Postpartum alopecia

    • B. 

      Pityriasis steatoides

    • C. 

      Androgenic alopecia

    • D. 

      Alopecia

  • 21. 
    Technical term for brittle hair.
    • A. 

      Fragilitas crinium

    • B. 

      Monilethrix

    • C. 

      Pityriasis

    • D. 

      Tinea

  • 22. 
    The shape of the hair strands; described as straight, wavy, curly, and extremely curly.
    • A. 

      Wave pattern

    • B. 

      Telogen phase

    • C. 

      Hair elasticity

    • D. 

      Hair texture

  • 23. 
    A weak, physical, cross-link side bond between adjacent polypeptide chains.
    • A. 

      Salt bond

    • B. 

      Hydrophilic

    • C. 

      Hydrogen bond

    • D. 

      Disulfide bond

  • 24. 
    Which one do you like Ability of the hair to absorb moisture.
    • A. 

      Hair porosity

    • B. 

      Hair elasticity

    • C. 

      Hair density

    • D. 

      Carbuncle

  • 25. 
    Units that are joined together end to end like pop beads by strong, chemical peptide bonds (end bonds) to form the polypeptide chains that comprise proteins.
    • A. 

      Amino acids

    • B. 

      COHNS elements

    • C. 

      Proteins

    • D. 

      Keratinization

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