Samba Hair System

The Samba Hair is a hair cosmetic measuring device which is able to determine the shine of hair according to scientific standards. This can be done both in vivo and in vitro. It uses a polarization camera and a polarized light source. The gloss measurement is essentially carried out in two steps:

Principle of Gloss measurement

First, scattered and directional reflection must be separated from each other. This is done by evaluating the polarization of the recorded images.

The actual gloss measurement uses the fact that the light is reflected from the surface of the hair at a different angle than that from the back inside the hair. Thus, hair color and shine can be separated and determined separately from each other over these different angles.

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