From combing your hair to foldscoping…

Hairfall is one of the many things that may happen while you are combing your hair. Some of these hair apparently have a whitish ‘bulb’ at their root portion.

I wondered how this would look magnified. Made a slide of it and observed it through foldscope. The foldscope had polarizing filters attached to it and I just wondered whether this ‘bulb’ would ‘light up’. And here, it did so 😍

As you can see…

A video here too, showing the hair

Cheers to the lights!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    What a beautiful insight @Ronak. Amazing video!

    Now, if I think about collagen or other extra cellular matrix that binds the bulb to the epithelium – it makes sense that it should be structured – and hence birifringent. I had not imagined it will glow like a “bulb” literally.

    Wow – just wow.


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