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Hair under the microscope
« on: 31 May 12 / 01:33 PM »
I think a lot of people don't realise just how damaged a split end or overbleached hair really is.

Overpocessed hair that can potentially be repaired (to an extent):


Hair with a chemical relaxant:


Severely overprocessed hair; fried hair:


Hair that has snapped off  (this will happen if you have fried hair):


Split ends:


Heat damage:
 

Details on these and more photos can be found at:
http://www.hairdressersus.com/under%20the%20microscope.asp and http://pgbeautyscience.com/hair-damage.php
 

StephanieFlowers

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #1 on: 31 May 12 / 03:31 PM »
Blleegghhh.. It looks so painful
 

Hazillian

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #2 on: 31 May 12 / 03:43 PM »
Eeeeeep.
I saw these before, but it's so fascinating to look at it. I feel so sorry for my poor hairsies.
 

The_sunny_girl

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #3 on: 31 May 12 / 06:13 PM »
ouch!
 

Babe_Hawx

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #4 on: 31 May 12 / 06:16 PM »
I would be fascinated to see some of our hair under the scope to see what condition it's in, do u think college microscopes would do it?
 

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #5 on: 31 May 12 / 06:53 PM »
I think most of these were under electron microscopes, but you can always try a regular one and see what there is to see!
 

KatiePillow

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #6 on: 31 May 12 / 07:51 PM »
This actually made me sad.. as lame as that is, one of the photos was of hair boiling through the cortex and I think that that's why my hair has been feeling horrific ever since I got it cut. She boiled it :(
 

PippaCarney

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #7 on: 25 Sep 12 / 07:25 PM »
Oucccch just saw this on another post... Eeeek, that is almost painful to look at!
 

hanloveshair

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #8 on: 25 Sep 12 / 09:35 PM »
oh ming. makes me want to shave my head incase i have some of this!
 

TribalBelle

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #9 on: 25 Oct 12 / 07:08 PM »
wow, I really feel the need to see my hair under the scope now... perhaps one of my scientsy-friends would help me. Has anyone here looked at theirs? Regular microscope?
 

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Re: Hair under the microscope
« Reply #10 on: 25 Oct 12 / 09:09 PM »
I would be fascinated to see some of our hair under the scope to see what condition it's in, do u think college microscopes would do it?

you can see it under a normal microscope; it will not be in such detail as these but you can still see it to a certain degree. You can see the fibrey parts and the split ends and you can see a bend where it is heat damaged.  I looked at mine when my dad got me a microscope for uni and it didnt look anything like any of the pictures. Even with the bleach it looked like more like normal hairs as i take good care of it and don't over process it. It actually looked healthier than some of my classmates as i do all night conditioning treatments :)
 

 

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