Recent in Hair Care (page 11 of 15)

Wise Words From the Bench With Robert Hefford, PhD

Although hair is technically dead, the hair care industry is alive and well thanks to the skill sets driving hair care brands—and no one knows this better than Robert Hefford, PhD. Although he has formulated in other categories, Hefford is a true hair care expert, having conducted basic research, formulating, testing, package design, scale-up and more for some of the industry’s top brands. Here, he recounts some of his experiences over the past three decades.

The Quest for Avobenzone Stabilizers and Sunscreen Photostability

Butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane (BMDBM) is well-known as an effective UVA filter when it is stabilized. Here, the authors measure the efficiency of ten commercially available products that are reported to stabilize BMDBM. The most effective product found was octocrylene that, being a UVB filter, also contributed to the SPF.

Silicone Quaternary Microemulsion: A Multifunctional Product for Hair Care

A new multifunctional silicone quaternary polymer microemulsion for hair offers conditioning, as well as protection from heat, improved permanent color retention, enhanced body and volume, and product clarity.

A New Dimension in Hairstyling–VP/Methacrylamide/Vinyl Imidazole Copolymer

Data on friction, hardness, tack and other mechanical properties obtained from a nanoindenter on an atomic force microscope combined with conventional stress strain measurements demonstrate the potential of VP/methacrylamide/vinylimadazole copolymer , a new hairstyling polymer.

Water-based Styling Copolymer with Natural Feel

AkzoNobel Global Personal Care has launched a urethane-acrylic fixative polymer to enable formulators to develop flexible, long-lasting hair styling products without alcohol.

Hair Fixative Polymer With Natural Content

AkzoNobel Global Personal Care has launched a naturally derived fixative polymer for clear hair gels, spray gels, creams, lotions and mousses.

in-cosmetics Announces Workshop Schedule

The workshop schedule for in-cosmetics 2013 has been announced, with topics such as anti-aging formulation, green formulation and microbiology.

Shiseido Uncovers Eyelash Growth Power in Zizyphus Jujuba

Shiseido has discovered that Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract promotes the growth rate of eyelashes.This research follows previous findings by the company that eyelashes grow differently than scalp hair.

Read the Label Online: Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil for All Hair Types

Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil may just do the trick by restoring hair’s natural balance. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

Comparatively Speaking: Altering Hair with Bleach vs. Temporary Dye

Hair can be treated using several different types of products to alter the color. This is the first in a series of three columns that will address the above color products, with the difference between bleach and temporary dyes being initially discussed.

Formulating Hair Care Products: A Q&A With Vaishali Gode, PhD

Hair care expert Vaishali Gode, PhD, head of the advanced technology department at Marico Ltd. and workshop presenter at in-cosmetics Asia 2012, addresses important aspects of formulating hair care products such as common challenges, regulation and revolutionary technologies.

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