My dyed hair

This perfectly-shaped rod-like structure is a strand of my hair. As I used box dye to dye my own hair light brown in November, I was curious to see what my hair looked like in the Foldscope 3 months later. I cut part of one strand off, and made a wet mount. Many people warn against using box dye to dye your own hair because the color won’t be evenly distributed. However, looking at my hair in the Foldscope, I see that the brown dye is evenly distributed. This was probably made possible because of the type of hair dye I used, which was a bubbly foam, the texture which was much like that of shampoo. It seems like my hair is fairly clean, as there are no particles lingering on it. However, if I could use a higher magnifying power, I might be able to see how dirty it actually is (as it has been 12 hours since I’ve washed my hair).


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Dear @Startomato,

    What a wonderful observation.

    I am curious – do you have an image of the hair before you dyed the same? What is a natural color of your hair; so we could think about what gives rise to color in hair. Does it matter what the baseline color is for a hair, for it to change into a new look.

    Congrats – keep exploring. I look forward to reading more posts from you.


  2. laksiyer says:

    One thing that I have always wanted to check was if we have hair of different width across the body and to see if these differences are consistent between individuals.

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