Recent in Hair Care (page 9 of 17)
May 18, 2012
Dow Personal Care presents its acrylic hair styling polymer to impart high shine to hairspray formulations without affecting hold.
May 4, 2012
Lubrizol will showcase three product innovations including a fixative polymer for styling mousses, a polymer for improved electrolyte compatibility and a thickener for mild surfactant formulas, among others.
May 3, 2012 | Raymond Rigoletto; Anand Mahadeshwar, PhD; Linda Foltis; and David Streuli Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Wayne, NJ, USA
All hair styling formulations start with a framework that is adjusted to obtain the correct viscosity, flow, etc. Auxiliary ingredients are then added to fine-tune the formula with respect to aesthetics, benefits and compliance. This excerpt from the May 2012 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries presents a review of the components in hair styling products.
Mar 1, 2012 | Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Feb 22, 2012
To answer consumers’ desires for straight hair, and comply omit unsafe straightening ingredients, Croda has developed the Cystine Hair Smoothing System, which gently relaxes the hair’s natural curl without added formaldehyde.
Feb 13, 2012 | Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
This online-only "Read the Label" reviews finished products to discuss why specific ingredients were used in the formulations. Here, Güd by Burt’s Bees' Floral Cherrynova Natural Nourishing Shampoo is discussed.
Dec 2, 2011 | Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.
The primary purpose of a shampoo is to clean the hair and scalp; all other attributes such as styling, conditioning split ends, adding shine and improving combability are accomplished by grooming tasks and used for claim purposes to differentiate a product from the competition.
Nov 11, 2011
Living Proof has launched Restore, a line of hair care products formulated to moisturize and smooth and protect dry, damaged hair.
Nov 2, 2011
AkzoNobel Global Personal Care has launched a naturally derived fixative polymer for clear hair gels, spray gels, creams, lotions and mousses.
Oct 28, 2011 | Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
This issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine reviews the latest in hair care technology. Using micro- and nano-sized technologies to improve hairstyling is covered by R Lochhead, K McLeod, W Byrd and S Kirkland. Also, a “Hair Care Formulary” is provided that provides the latest styling, shampoo, conditioner and treatment formulations, as submitted by suppliers into the Cosmetic Bench Reference.
Oct 28, 2011 | Robert Lochhead, Kelly McLeod and Willis Byrd, The School of Polymers, The University of Southern Mississippi; and Stacey Kirkland Johnson & Johnson
Nanostructured materials are being introduced to personal care technologies to offer better resistance to moisture, to enhance strength and to confer stimuli responsive behavior. Some of the scientific advances that build upon new knowledge in this emerging field are highlighted in this article.
Oct 21, 2011 | Michael Wright and Margaret Szerszen, Alberto Culver Co., now a part of Unilever N.V.
Split end maintenance is a significant consumer need in the hair care market. New research shows additional discoveries in the formation of split ends, compositions containing polyelectrolyte complexes used to repair them and microscopy techniques to communicate the breakthrough benefit to the consumer.