How Did the 80s Get Hair So Big?

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Reactions Science Videos | February 12, 2019
 

Ms. Beautyphile helps us tackle the science behind perms and overall big 80s hair.  

Sources:

α-Keratin: Formation of the Natural Structural Hierarchy in Hair and Hair Care that Alters the Formation of α-Keratin and Healthy Hair Growth

How hydrogen bonding matters in Hair Styling

Permanent Hair Wave

The Chemistry of Hair Relaxers

THE CHEMISTRY OF HAIR

The Science of Curls

How a perm works – the ultimate beginners guide to perming

The chemistry of perming & rebonding

Making waves: The chemistry of hair perms

The Perfected 80's Pose

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