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Nanotechnology Confronts The 'Bad Hair Day,' Tests New Conditioner

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September 8, 2005
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Ohio State University researchers have just completed the first comprehensive study of human hair on the nanometer level. Special equipment enabled Bharat Bhushan and his colleagues to get an unprecedented close-up look at a rogue's gallery of bad hair days -- from chemically overprocessed locks to curls kinked up by humidity.

Above, a scanning electron microscope image of a healthy human hair near the tip of the hair shaft – a portion that is showing obvious wear and tear.
Credit: Image courtesy of Ohio State University

COLUMBUS , Ohio – Ohio State University researchers have just completed the first comprehensive study of human hair on the nanometer level.


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Ohio State University. (2005, September 8). Nanotechnology Confronts The 'Bad Hair Day,' Tests New Conditioner. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050908080639.htm
Ohio State University. "Nanotechnology Confronts The 'Bad Hair Day,' Tests New Conditioner." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050908080639.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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