September 14, 2021

EP. 230 — What’s Chemistry Got To Do With Haircare? with Ramya Viswanathan

Some of us have our best ideas in the shower. Others have the best ideas for how to shampoo and condition while we’re taking those showers. This week, Jonathan sits down (in person!) with Ramya Viswanathan, chemist and principal formulator for JVN Hair, to discuss the science of haircare.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Ramya Viswanathan   JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by Ramya Viswanathan, where I ask her: What’s chemistry got to do with haircare? Welcome to Getting Curious, this is Jonathan Van Ness, I’m so excited to welcome someone who I’ve known for a few years now, someone I’ve gotten really close to, who I just respect so much we love. Welcome to the show Ramya Viswanathan. How are you doing, Ramya?   RAMYA VISWANATHAN [00:00:31] Doing well, thank you for having me.   JVN [00:00:33] OK, so just to set you guys the scene, so you can picture it, we are in this, like, white little office room in San Francisco. We are having our, our first in-person meeting in what feels like twenty seven years, but I think it was more li

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