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Apr 30, 2007 | 03:41 PM CDT
By: Gillian E. Westgate, PhD, Westgate Consultancy…
There is still more to learn about hair growth control and what influences the follicle. The translation of what is learned into effective treatments is not keeping pace. This review offers some biology of the hair cycle and comments on differences between kinds of hair and hair treatments.
Apr 30, 2007 | 03:35 PM CDT
By: Jo Smewing Stable, Micro Systems Ltd. and Janu…
Texture analysis provides quantitative information about a material’s response when deformed by a controlled force. Examples illustrate the use of a texture analyzer to evaluate shampoo extrusion, hair spray film toughness, hair spray tackiness, styling wax hardness and aerosol canister deployment.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:23 AM CST
By Albert Shansky, Albert Shansky Consultants Inc.
Product innovation consistently sparks new consumer interest in hair coloring. The application of the product must be convenient and simple; therefore, a gradual color-enhancement shampoo is a preferred choice for its ease of application and needless color commitment.
Mar 02, 2007 | 10:14 AM CST
By: Bethany K. Johnson, Kim M. Quackenbush and Bri…
Single-fiber tensile testing demonstrates the hair-strengthening properties of several silicone materials in leave-in and rinse-off applications.
Dec 01, 2006 | 11:13 AM CST
By: Tom Schoenberg, McIntyre Group Ltd.
With proper formulating techniques, sulfate-free cleansers that offer improved mildness and conditioning are possible. This article will present formulations based on alternate surfactant systems to provide the performance required for the specific applications.
Aug 31, 2006 | 10:44 AM CDT
By: Janusz Jachowicz, ISP; Jo Smewing, Stable Micr…
Texture analysis provides quantitative information about a material’s response when deformed by a controlled force. When texture analysis is applied to hair treated with various conditioners and styling fixatives, the results can help substantiate claims made about the effectiveness of these hair care products.
May 01, 2006 | 10:31 AM CDT
By: Timothy Gao, Ph.D., Robert Bird and Abel Perei…
Well-structured multilayer lamella vesicle phase encapsulated actives enhance the diffusion of dye intermediates and coupling agents into the hair cortex, reducing the evaporation rate of volatile ammonia in coloring mixtures and showing better bleaching/coloring performance.
May 01, 2006 | 10:28 AM CDT
By: Patrick Obukowho, Advantage Research Lab LLC
Relaxer emulsions have unique requirements regarding pH, hydrophilic-lipophilic balance and minimizing irritation potential. This article suggests ways to meet these requirements and provide an ideal emulsion base for relaxer actives.
May 01, 2006 | 10:26 AM CDT
By: A. Roddick-Lanzilotta and R. Kelly, Keratac Lt…
UV protection and sacrificial targets for aggressive pollutants are two hair-protection strategies employed by a new keratin biopolymer manufactured from wool.
Apr 21, 2006 | 10:18 AM CDT
By: Peter A. Williams and Martina Hickey, Centre f…
Varying the concentration of two polymers – xanthan gum and konjac mannan – mixed in solution and subjected to shear while cooling yields fluid gels whose viscosity can vary from a pourable solution to a spreadable gel.