Hair Technology … well whoever would have guessed!

It seems that increasingly you can buy a ‘smart’ version of just about anything;, we’ve got smart phones, TVs, washing machines and fridges.  So i suppose it was only a matter of time before we had the the smart hairbrush and yes 2017 has already delivered!  The brush apparently collects data on your hair everytime you use it and will help reduce damage.  I’ve not tried it so the jury is out but if you are curious have a look at this article to find out more.

Last year also saw the launch of the Dyson supersonic hairdryer and its always good to see that something we are all used to can be reimagined.  Its reputably light and quick drying to use but it comes with a hefty £300 price tag.  I keep meaning to test it out and perhaps I’ll get round to doing that and writing a review soon.  Paul Mitchell also has a new hairdryer with a radical new shape so clearly hairdryer design is a hot topic!

Now some of you will know that I can ‘occasionally’ be a bit technologically challenged and so don’t spend lots of time surfing the web.  So I wondered what other intriguing new inventions and research I might have managed to miss in the world of hair related technology.  In the interest of science I enlisted a friend and we had a look at some of the weird and wonderful and the more serious things out there.

  • Using your hair to send texts – yes hair extensions that can do things certainly I never dreamed of!  Take a look at 1.07 on this video.
  • 3D printing is now able to generate fur – are 3D printed customised wigs and extensions or implants just round the corner or even already here?   Here is one interesting piece.
  • New technology has meant better hair pieces and extensions that can be styled with curling irons and other heated products which is great.
  • Hairmax have developed hair growth hairbands designed to combat hair loss.
  • Two brothers have developed a bracelet that helps people who pull their hair, often unconsciously.
  • A new app has been launched thats “changing the natural hair industry for African hair”.
  • L’oreal has launched virtual education for stylists.
  • There are lots of examples of research using new technology continuing to explore cures for hair loss and thinning and greying.

I’m not endorsing any of these products and these are not affiliate links, but having had my curiosity piqued It thought it would be interesting to share.

Have you tried any of these, or come across a fabulous new haircare tech product?  I’d love to know!

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