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New Hope for Hair

In this issue, Huang et al. present a new approach to measure deposition on hair by collecting and analyzing rinse water. Evans et al. explore the ability of glycolic acid to penetrate hair and change its internal properties, and Georgalas considers natural approaches to hair styling.

Glycolic Acid No Longer Just for Skin—Changing the Internal Properties of Hair

As the smallest alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid is frequently found in anti-aging products due to its ability to penetrate skin and reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other conditions. This work describes how it is also able to penetrate into hair and, in doing so, bring about a number of changes to the internal fiber properties.

Formulating Natural Hair Styling Products

The essential elements of a natural hair styling liquid or gel are: a film-forming substance to keep hair in place, and a base to deliver it. This base may be as simple as thickened water or as complex as a gel or cream.

Seatons Releases Guide to Natural Oils for Hair

Seatons has launched a guide to its natural oils for hair care. According to the company, more personal care manufacturers are turning to natural oils for hair care, with consumers and the media recognizing that these oils will not make hair limp and greasy.

Improving Hair Color Retention Using Quat Functional Olefin-graft Polymers

Formulations containing quaternary-modified olefin-graft polymers are shown here to improve the permanency of artificial hair colorant in human hair exposed to repeated washing. In addition, when these polymers were applied to hair by a sulfate-based shampoo, the foam height and viscosity of the shampoo remained unaffected.

Hair Loss Mechanisms and Treatment Materials: A Review

Generally, the primary goal of hair-growth products is not to cure a condition but to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Several hair growth ingredients currently available provide this effect by accelerating blood flow. This article excerpt* describes mechanisms of hair loss and materials to treat it.

Advances in Hair Styling*

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 article presents a review of the components in hair styling products.

Ingredient Innovations Fuel Hair Care

A video featuring beauty and personal care, as well as ingredient, analysts from Euromonitor notes how shifting consumer expectations for hair care are being driven by different ingredient trends and offerings.

Forever Young: Antiaging Hair Care

To slow hair aging, researchers are turning to an ingredient that has been formulated into personal care products for quite some time—silicone.

Read the Label Online: L'Oréal EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel

L’Oréal EverCurl Scupt & Hold Cream-Gel combines a rich, hydrating cream that conditions with a styling gel that shapes and holds curls without weighing hair down.

Shampoo to Lead Hair Care Sector Growth in Japan

According to market researcher Canadean, shampoo is set to record the fastest growth in the Japanese hair care sector, while styling agents and hair colorants are also expected to climb.

Lab Lessons—Wise Words From the Bench with Mukund Bhuta

Ease of application has made aerosols one of the most demanded product forms in personal care and many innovative launches in this form, including dry shampoos, sunless tanners and sunscreens, among others, have been seen in recent years. Technologies continue to advance this product category, and Mukund “Mac” Bhuta, who has nearly 50 years of experience with aerosols, is responsible for a number of them.

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