Saturday, 12 July 2014

What do you want to see next on the blog?

Given the success of the last set of posts which were basically your ideas.....here is another ask the reader set!

The last series of microscope pictures brought out a lot of ideas for future experiments. So far I have

1. Retest on hubby's hair (white/caucasian)
2. Apply silicone serum to hair and see if cleansers remove it
3. Test on scalp cleansing
4. Test with HH (silicone containing conditioner), shampoo bars, castile soap, oat/bean water, soapnuts

What do you want to see most or do you have more test conditions to suggest?

34 comments:

  1. Do hair products with sodium chloride have any effect on hair proteins?

    I have read in different places to avoid sodium chloride when you've done a protein treatment. Not sure if it's similar to number 2 on your list.

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  2. A henna test - what hair looks like before and after henna treatment - or are the effects to nanoscopic for a microscope?

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  3. All of the above please.

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  4. Another vote for scalp cleansing here.

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  5. Cherry Cola Treatment for low porosity hair

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  6. scalp cleansing for sure and what type of products..DIY and commercial
    Miss CB

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  7. 1 and 4 plus information on hair dye allergies from your perspective as a scientist.

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  8. 3. Test on scalp cleansing
    4. Test with HH (silicone containing conditioner)

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  9. Silicone serum test

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  10. SUNSCREEN on hair under microscope (before and after sun exposure), please!
    There is so much unproven and conflicting information out there about whether UV filters in hair products work or whether skin sunscreens work on hair. It's all very confusing and I see lots of questions on hair forums about this, but nobody can provide any solid data. We know that UV rays can be damaging for hair and hats/scarves work, but what about hair/skin sunscreen?
    Is it possible that henna has some UV protection on hair, since it works on skin?

    Thank you so very much for these great experiments, JC!

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  11. This isn't on the list, but I'd like to see you test tensile strength after using certain products (protein, henna, etc.). I've been wondering if they really do make the hair "stronger" and more resistant to breakage.

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  12. #4 sounds interesting! Also I really enjoyed all of the 4c hair case studies!!

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  13. Scalp cleansing

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  14. A scissor test. Show what different types of scissors do to your hair strands and does it make a difference cutting your hair wet. How many washes for she a butter to wash out

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    1. Here is one of your requests - http://www.thenaturalhavenbloom.com/2014/02/do-you-need-hair-shears-to-cut-hair.html

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    2. Number 2 please

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  15. I am not sure you have done this on your blog before: i would actually like to know (evidence based methods) about the efficacy of the LOC method to moisturize comparing different substances, the one on tensile strength and number 4 sounds interesting

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  16. Apply silicone serum to hair and see if cleansers remove it

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  17. 3&4 Please.Thanks and keep up the good work!

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  18. low porosity which was one of the options in the last list...please

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  19. I'm curious about synthetic vitamins. I read that 95% of all vitamins contain synthetic ingredients, and that these ingredients do not always absorb into the system, they are excreted in our urine. Is there something that can be taken along with a vitamin to increase it absorption ability. Are synthetic vitamins bad for our liver, and overall health? Please include hair supplements in your analysis. Thanks!

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  20. what about demystifying the cherry lola treatment, the original without all the additives? I've very curious about the ammino acids

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  21. Can co-washing only remove petroleum jelly and mineral oil from the strands and scalp?

    Can ACV or Baking soda also remove them?

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  22. You might have covered this but i'm having a hard time finding it. Is it ok to use heat from a hooded dryer to deep condition using a protein conditioner like Aubrey Organics gbp?

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    1. Here is what you need - http://www.thenaturalhavenbloom.com/2012/10/deep-conditioning-everything-you-need.html

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  23. A combination of 2 and 4. I use a homemade black soap shampoo mixed with Shea & olive oils and glycerin. Get scalp clean, but wondering if it will remove silicones. Because I have this awesome conditioner that I used to love using ...

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  24. An article on MTG

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  25. Although this isn't scientific I agree with a poster above: more 4"c" case studies, please These are fantastic and your screened selection is so helpful! Loved these!
    Also I keep looking for guidance on in-between wash day and style day looks: I put hair in about 14 braids after washing to dry/stretch/keep from tangling. Several days later I style into box braids or twists (braids take me 4+ hours to put in and almost as long to take out but last longer and offer better protection than twists). What can I do with the 14 braids look that is school/work wearable??

    What do you think about the "new" 25 min detangle with coconut oil routine online? Why add conditioner? Doesn't this added water in the conditioner just cause shrinkage and thus make detangling more difficult?

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  26. combination hair tips. :)
    www.themanecaptain.blogspot.ca

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