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Enhancing Hairstyling with Micro- and Nano-phase Technologies
By: Robert Lochhead, Kelly McLeod and Willis Byrd, The School of Polymers, The University of Southern Mississippi; and Stacey Kirkland Johnson & Johnson
Posted: October 28, 2011, from the November 2011 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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- From Cosmetics & Toiletries
- November 2011 issue, pg 798
- 4 pages
- lotus effect
- smooth high-hold fixatives
- macromolecular compatibility
- block copolymers
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The nano-revolution is in full swing across a broad range of industries, and the personal care industry is benefiting from the immense amount of progress in this area. Some recent hairstyling innovation using nanotechnology and microtechnology are reviewed in this article. These developments range from the lotus effect for frizz control and the development of liquid silk hair fixatives, to micro-segregating tough copolymers and supramolecular structures built from a scaffolding of soluble polymers that are joined together by tiny particles. The personal care industry has revolutionized sunscreens with nanoparticles, and the industry sector is moving apace with developments in this exciting emerging field.
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