Get set for a good hair day

This could be termed as one of the most exciting shows in the city off late. An interactive and fun exhibition on ‘hair science’ at the Nehru Centre in Worli that got off to a start last week, offers many answers on hair care and interesting trivias.

Fact finder
One visit to the exhibition is enough for you to know some extraordinary facts about your hair like:
The word shampoo originated from the Indian word champi.
Collectively your hair has the strength to pull two African elephants.
Sixteen hair fall everyday.
An analysis of your hair can tell you about your eating and drinking habits. And it can also say whether you are a smoker or not.

Interesting corners
There is an interactive corner at the exhibition where the camera can capture the image of your face. Then 20 or more different hairstyles — right from the Roman eras to the hairstyles from various places like Tibet, China, Combodia etc — can be tried out on the digital image. You can also see yourself in one of the few iconic hair-dos of some Hollywood movies. And you also have a chance to take home one of the
pictures of the hairstyle that suits you best.

Then there is another section for children. Here, there is a game through which children can learn all the phrases that has the word ‘hair’ in them — like hair-raising experience, not one strand of hair out of the place — with their meanings.

Finally, in another section for film enthusiasts, you can hear some Bollywood, English and Marathi songs picturised on hair. The list includes tracks like Dilip Kumar’s Udey Jab Jab Zulfe Teri, Mohammad Rafi’s Yeh Resmi Zulfe and Nina Simone’s Black Is
The Colour Of My True Love Hair.

You can also have the image of your hair magnified 10,000 times and see every tissue carefully.

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