On your visits to a beauty salon you most probably have heard that the hair strands have become porous. Besides what you can feel by touch – that the hair is brittle –, internal porosity makes your hair much more fragile and consequently much more likely to break, develop split ends and become frizzy, among other types of damage.

For this reason, in the development of Lumina and its high performance treatment systems, we use x-ray microtomography, a technique similar to the one used in medical examinations, which permits an in-depth analysis of the porosity of the strands and micropores of the cortex.

This unprecedented diagnosis has enabled us to identify the specific needs of each type of hair: dry, chemically damaged, straight, curly or frizzy.

How does Lumina technology act on the capillary fibre?

When a strand of hair is deeply damaged, it means the aggression has gone beyond the cuticle, the external part of the strand which protects the hair from environmental, chemical and thermal agents. At this point, the damage has reached the cortex, the internal part containing the keratin fibres that keep the hair strong and healthy.

“Upon losing this mass of protein, the hair strands become lighter and misaligned”, Carla Scanavez, from our Innovation and Technology team, explains. To the naked eye, she adds, “this internal porosity is also evident in characteristics of the hair that we value the most, such as glossiness.”

At this moment, the correct treatment is required to repair the hair. Once again the x-ray microtomography technique was utilized and demonstrated the results of using Pro-Teia Biotehcnology, an unparalleled repair technique.

We were able to quantify the porosity and to see how the Pro-Teia Biotechnology reaches the cortex, treats and fills in the pores, replenishing the protein to the exact extent that the hair requires”, she states. No tricks!