KANEKALON

A trademark for a Japanese-made synthetic fiber which is used extensively in the manufacture of wigs and hairpieces. It’s popularity is due to its ability to retain its shape after washing, and also to the fine texture of the fiber, making it a desirable choice for simulating the texture of human hair. There are different qualities of Kanekalon fiber. 

KELOIDS

A type of raised darkened scar, more common with dark skin. Due to a defect in the healing process.

KERATIN

A fibrous protein found in hair, nails, and skin.