Noise about Breakage / Cracks

There are routine periodic shouts about cracks in the hair and consequent breakages due to that. The shouts are manufactured tales. If there be cracks, a shampoo, a hair cleaner, cannot certainly close it.



Dermatology books do not mention this cause at all for hair fall / its health. No ‘hair crack photos’ or breakage as a hairloss factor in Dermatology.


Hair Strength:

Hair has a strong Disulphide bond. A hair can easily lift a weight of 80 Gms. It is elastic too, upto even 90 gms weight. It may break around or over this limit of 90 Gms.



There is no evidence of cracks being common in hair. You can check that out with fallen hair and use a magnifying glass. You may not notice any crack. Most of the fallen hair would normally be of uniform length. If there be cracks, they all should be of varying lengths.


Cracks - mischievous scare

1. This crack danger is a mischievous and scary lie to dupe the public. For a minute, accept the cracks claim and think. If a woman has 12 inches long hair, cracks can be anywhere between 0.1 inch to 11.9 inches. They have to be at different points and cannot be uniform on all the hair. Agreed? While combing, hair has to break at the cracks. That is, on the comb, there will be hair of different lengths. Similar would be the position of the left over hair on the head – that is, 0.1, 1, 2, 3, 4 to 11.9 inches. The small short hair will protrude, cannot be combed down and would stand up - porcupine hair style? Have you seen anyone with such a style?

2. Test 2: Make a small " V" Shaped cut in a Nail. Use crack closer shampoo. The cut will not close even after a month or two, even as the nail grows. You can test that out. If the nail cannot close the gap, how can the hair? Body supplies the Keratin to both


Guided Missile

If the advertised Shampoo is accepted as the crack closer

it means that the shampoo has to locate the hair and the crack. After that, in the crack / cut, it has to coat the top part of the cut area as well as the bottom part of the cut point, join them without gaps and seal them.

Think. A shampoo can do this. If this is not a fairy tale, what is it?

If the shampoo can do this, it may as well coat, say 10 or 20 strands and join them to make a 'hair rope' instead of locating the crack, closing it and then getting reprimanded for doing a shoddy job. The process of untangling such 'joint hair / hair ropes' can only lead to more hair loss


No proof that strength improves

Shampoos are sold with the claim that it can improve the strength of the hair. If a shampoo can improve the hair strength, a shampooed hair should be able to lift a weight of at least 90 gms. This proof can be easily be shown on the TV too. In the last 60 years, I have never seen any proof in print, in internet or in visual media.
Some shampoos make the claim of 2 times strength, some others of 5 times strength and so on. It is all meaningless bluffs blared without any sense of social responsiblity.



For razor ads, the facial hair is as thick as a copper wire. And for selling shampoo, the head hair turns brittle and is full of cracks?
Two Companies, owned by the same parent, make 2 different statements. The claims are contradictory


Parting Comment

Dermatology and most other Therapies have no definitive cure to safeguard a normal hair. So the question of locating a crack, if any and closing them is a meaningless fantasy.

" A lie, repeatedly told, sounds like the Truth' - a Chinese Proverb


Related Point

Some go for perming without knowing the operational procedure / limitations. In perming, the strong disulphide bond of the hair is loosened / weakened. This is a risky and delicate operation. If it is improperly done, which is more common, the victim sheds the hair. It is not breakage