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Is it possible for the active properties of a tomato to turn your hair from straight to curly? And what are the active ones that do this and why?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean by eating tomatoes? Or putting them in your hair? Or??? $\endgroup$ – Curt F. Feb 14 '16 at 20:03
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    $\begingroup$ What are active properties? $\endgroup$ – M.A.R. ಠ_ಠ Feb 14 '16 at 20:06
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not really sure this is on-topic here. Unless you are interested in specific chemical processes then I will vote to close this as off-topic. $\endgroup$ – bon Feb 14 '16 at 20:07
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    $\begingroup$ Tomatoes do contain interesting compounds! One of them, responsible for the red colour, is lycopene, a carotenoid. These compounds are known to be radical scavengers and antioxidants. It seems that mixtures of squashed tomatoes and olive oil are used for hair treatment, but that's not my league. However, I find it unlikely to achieve the effect of a permanent here. $\endgroup$ – Klaus-Dieter Warzecha Feb 14 '16 at 23:22
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    $\begingroup$ I suggest to leave the question open . Let's be a tad more relaxed with questions concerning everyday-chemistry and sink more do-my-homework instead ;) $\endgroup$ – Klaus-Dieter Warzecha Feb 14 '16 at 23:34

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