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Comparatively Speaking: Good vs. Bad Hair Color

Tony O’Lenick asks color expert Nick Morante to differentiate between a good hair color and a bad hair color, noting how water minerals, color-treated hair, bleaching and more can affect the final color.

Read the Label Online: Andalou Naturals Healthy Shine Sunflower & Citrus Shampoo

Andalou Naturals made quite a splash in the natural products market with its Fruit Stem Cell Science line that includes skin, body and hair care products. This column will review the ingredient listing of the line's Healthy Shine Sunflower & Citrus Shampoo for claims substantiation and functionality.

Protecting, Straightening and Setting Hair

BASF launched several ingredients at the recent FCE Cosmetique and Pharma 2012 events, including an all-in-one hair protectant, strengthener and straightener; and a liquid thickener for hair styling gels.

High-shine Refractive Index

Dow Personal Care presents its acrylic hair styling polymer to impart high shine to hairspray formulations without affecting hold.

Polymers and Thickeners for Styling, Cleansing

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.

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 excerpt from the May 2012 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries presents a review of the components in hair styling products.

Lab Lessons—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.

Straightening Hair Safely With Cystine and Without Formaldehyde

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.

Read the Label Online: Güd by Burt's Bees Floral Cherrynova Natural Nourishing Shampoo

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.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Shampoos

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.

Protecting Hair From Moisture Loss

Living Proof has launched Restore, a line of hair care products formulated to moisturize and smooth and protect dry, damaged hair.

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.