let’s take it by bits: hair is made of scale-shaped dead cells that have suffered modifications until they’re mostly one protein, keratin (not biotin, which is a B-group vitamin that’s involved in the formation of hair/nails/skin); keratin is the same stuff that makes up our nails and the upper layer of the skin. many hair products contain keratin, with the intent to deposit it over the hair scales and help smooth them. however, it doesn’t get fully absorbed because, again, while they may be variably porous, those are dead cells.
repairing split ends is tricky. basically, you need to “heal” the breaks in molecular bonds within the proteins. not many products are actually able to do this, and instead they layer polymers (silk, keratin, etc.) on top of the breaks like band-aids, or oils/silicones to reduce friction and static and help smooth down the hair scales. however, there’s a patent for bond repair that’s held by olaplex, and their products are quite technologically innovative in that regard. the brand claims their products can heal any type of hair damage, although, despite being cult classics, it doesn’t quite work for everyone, from the reviews i’ve read. this is an area that’s very recent (the olaplex patents date to the early 2010s afaik) so perhaps we’ll see more products with more developed hair repair technology soon.
take me down, 6 underground.
This is how Bellatrix’s hair looks like.
I’ve been growing my hair out for a long time, but just in the last few months my hair has been shedding excessively to the point where when I wash my clothes I find balls of my own hair stuck to them. Is there anything I can do? And no I’m not balding I have tons of hair!
i didnt realise how much stock people put into hair colour these days, i went from bleach blonde to dark brown and male interest dwindled but my manager actually listened when i asked for more work hours
my life is waiting for you, yes you ❣️
Giving yourself an undercut at the back of your head is hard.
In case anyone wondered.
Margot Robbie plays actress Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” (2019)
sometimes I feel so out of control of where my pencil goes if I don’t draw frequently. It’s weird how that works. guess it shows how important practice is…👂thanks!👂