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Web Date: August 18, 2008

Untangling Hair Dynamics

Experimental setup lets researcher tease out tresses’ subtle interactions
Department: Science & Technology, ACS News

Got limp, lifeless locks? Or is your hair frazzled by frizz? Perhaps your mane is mangy-looking. You can blame all of these bad-hair scenarios on subtle molecular interactions between strands of hair. Scientists in Germany have developed a new tool for quantifying those interactions. The setup, they say, could help researchers study the effects of hair-care products in a more quantitative fashion than has been possible. And that, in turn, could lead to products that . . .

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