New Ideas on Hair Breakage: Mending Existing Flaws


Breakage is likely high on any list of hair-related consumer worries. Broken fibers and fray give rise to unsightly split ends, which in sufficient numbers can hinder the ability to grow beautiful, long and flowing hair. Considerable effort has therefore been dedicated to studying the tensile properties of hair and the negative impact of various insults. Previous articles in this column have described this testing process and shown typical results.1–3 Our historical beliefs as to the causes of hair breakage have accordingly been largely shaped by findings from this approach.

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