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How can clear liquid products make your hair color darker?

October 22, 2007

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Normally, dark hair is dark due to a pigment (or, more accurately, a family of pigments) called "melanin." This stuff is produced by cells in your hair follicles and determines the color of your hair. With age, for reasons which are really not very well understood, melanin production tends to decrease and hair starts to lose color and eventually becomes ... (Full article: 305 words)

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