In 2015, Milbon’s research lab discovered a process for analyzing hair from a 3D perspective: bringing CT-scan technology to haircare for the first time.
Our analyses at Japan’s synchrotron radiation facility—known as SPring-8—revealed astounding, never-before seen realities about damaged hair. SSVs (Stick-Shaped Voids) are hollow, tubular gaps that form in chemically treated hair—and which seem to contribute to loss of shine, split ends, and breakage.
This discovery expands Milbon’s possibilities for helping hair types around the world to become healthy and beautiful again.
SPring-8—located in Japan’s Hyogo prefecture—is a large synchrotron radiation facility, and one which delivers the most powerful scanning radiation currently available. (In fact, it’s one of the three most important facilities of its kind, the others being in France and the United States.) Consisting of powerful, narrow electromagnetic beams, synchrotron radiation is generated when electrons—after being accelerated nearly to the speed of light—are forced to travel in a curved path by a strong magnetic ﬁeld. SPring-8 uses this type of radiation to conduct scientiﬁc research in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and industrial applications.
SSVR-Silk™ to the Rescue
In the absence of effective treatment, SSVs continue to expand, causing hair to lose its shine and resilience.
SSVR-Silk™ is a powerful, silk-based complex which supersedes these hollow tubular gaps—and improves hair’s overall integrity, inside and out. This groundbreaking ingredient is now incorporated in all-new Milbon signature items.