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Hair dye: now with graphene to take away the frizz


A team of researchers at Northwestern University decided to use a different strategy: Instead of opening up the Hair, why not just coat it with tiny colored particles made out of graphene?


Graphene is basically a super-thin form of graphite — the same mineral as your pencil — where all the atoms lie next to each other in a single plane.


(“It would take an elephant, balanced on a pencil, to break through a sheet of graphene the thickness of Saran-Wrap,” an engineer at Columbia said back in 2008 .)


This latest use of graphene in Hair Dye could be more of the same — but based on a study published this week in the journal Chem , it looks promising.


But it has been tested on disembodied samples of human hair, and the dye stayed put through dozens of washings.


Charged hair strands can “stand up on end, creating an uncomfortable ‘flyaway’ effect,” the study says.


Photo: Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern University ( Chem , 2017) Before the dye hits drug store shelves, it’ll have to be proven safe for people.




READ MORE (The Verge)


  • Graphene Hair Dye Will Not Damage Your HairI4U News
  • Study: 'Miracle material' graphene used to create the ultimate hair dyeTdnews
  • Scientists Have Found A Way To Dye Hair Without Any DamageRefinery29
  • 'Miracle material' graphene used to create the ultimate hair dye.Brinkwire (press release)
  • Graphene Can Be Used To Produce Non-Toxic Hair Dyes, A New Experiment RevealsHealth Thoroughfare
  • Scientists Have Found a Way to Use Graphene As… Hair DyeInfosurhoy


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