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Natural Pigments- what they look like

Here's the sizes of natural pigment in the hair. Blue pigment is closest to the cuticle layers in the Cortex , then the red pigment is next deeper into the Cortex, followed by the Yellow which is deep within the middle near the medulla. 

Melanosomes                           Melanocytes                       Melanin

10-Melanosome 11-InMelanocyte12-Melanin

Cross section of the hair showing dark triangular hair mixed together with blond  smaller round hair. On the bottom right there is even a white hair!

 Blonde hair,  some have a medulla and some do not.          blondehair


You can actually see where the hairs pigment is coming from and how it moves up the hairshaft

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