Professor Auntie asks…Do you think we’ll be spraying liquid glass on our hair soon?
The Left Brain says:
Auntie is referring to a story I Tweeted about a few days ago about “SiO2 ultra-thin layering” technology.
According to Physorg.com this sprayable glass coating, consisting of nano-sized silicon dioxide particles in water or ethanol, could revolutionize “almost everything” because it can protect any surface from environmental factors like moisture, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and even bacteria. Follow the link to read more about this fascinating new discovery.
Glass for hair?
Considering the protective properties of this technology and given that the coating is flexible and invisible, there is certainly potential application to hair care. If this product is proven safe, I certainly think you will be seeing salon hair treatments with it first. Then eventually it will be brought to the mass market. But that could be 5 to 10 years or more. (The Right Brain disagrees with me and thinks that instead that it will come from a major beauty company that has the resources to do the research and development. I guess time will tell which one of us is right.)
What do YOU think? Can you think of any other uses for this kind of breakthrough coating? Leave a comment and brainstorm with the rest of the Beauty Brains community.