THE EXHIBITION « Le Cheveu, de mèche avec la science »
How many individual hairs make up a full head of hair? Do they each have the same life expectancy? Why do they fall out? Why do they turn white?
The fruit of cooperation between L’Oréal researchers and the team at Universcience, the exhibition « Le Cheveu, de mèche avec la science » is an opportunity to enter into the skin of a scientist and to observe your hair under the microscope. Science allows us to understand the structure and physical properties of hair, and also teaches us how to care for, protect and repair it.
Educational and interactive, the exhibition takes the visitor on a voyage of discovery in which biology meets esthetics. Hair has its own language. Curly or straight, dyed or natural, neat or messy, hair is the theme that leads to a broad reflection on appearance, its symbols and codes through the ages.
From the root to the end, the exhibition, created with the internationally recognized expertise of L’Oréal Research and Innovation, and with the artistic collaboration of the inimitable Charlie Le Mindu, deciphers what Baudelaire lovingly called “A hemisphere in a head of hair”.
Through this association with the Palais de la découverte, the L’Oréal Foundation has renewed the commitment of the group and its researchers to sharing scientific know-how with the general public and especially with youngsters.
The exhibition is presented in three languages (French, English, Spanish) and in Braille.
Exhibition « Le Cheveu, de mèche avec la science » at the Palais de la découverte, Av. Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 Paris (from 14 October 2011 to 26 August 2012).