Recent in Hair Care (page 8 of 10)

Deciphering Temporary Hair Depilation Formulas

Although some permanent approaches to hair depilation can be effective, this column will focus on creating personal care formulations for the temporary depilation of hair.

Damage Control

The typical overall summer experience for me—i.e., a little sunburn; lots of dry, damaged hair; and maybe a slushy—strongly coincides with several recent Cosmetics & Toiletries articles in that product developers have devised means of damage control for consumers like me.

Read the Label: John Frieda Smooth Start Hydrating Conditioner

Like other conditioners available on the market, this conditioner follows the basic hair conditioner formula where cetearyl alcohol represents at least 2% of the total formulation.

Read the Label: Ouidad ‘Balancing Rinse’ Essential Daily Conditioner

This is a simple conditioner. Similar to most conditioners, it contains a high level of cetearyl alcohol to add body and viscosity.

Read the Label: Carol's Daughter 'Bring in the Moisture' Essential Serum

This serum is little more than a mixture of natural oils, and while there is nothing revolutionary about the product, it does follow the strictest definition for natural.

Read the Label Online: Living Proof Prime Style Extender

Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender promises to “protect and extend the life of your style twice as long.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Read the Label Online: Living Proof Prime Style Extender

Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender promises to “protect and extend the life of your style twice as long.” This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

Read the Label—Herbal Essences 'Honey I'm Strong' Strengthening Shampoo

Honey is a prevalent ingredient in the natural product marketplace due to its moisturizing and nourishing properties. Clairol brings that consumer recognition to the mass market with the introduction of its Herbal Essences brand’s, “Honey, I’m Strong” Strengthening Shampoo, which aims to protect and repair damaged hair. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.

The Marriage of Dermatology and Hair Care: A Q&A with Fabio Rinaldi, MD

From anti-hair loss and scalp treatments to heat protection and high-shine shampoos, the hair care industry is big business. Here, dermatologist Fabio Rinaldi, who is presenting at the Hair Science in Cosmetic Research workshop at in-cosmetics 2013, will discuss the relationship between cosmetic hair care products and dermatology.

Read the Label: Yes to Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Conditioner

Yes to Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Conditioner promises “super soft, healthy and shiny locks,” and this column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

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.

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.

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