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New in Hair Care (page 8 of 13)
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:48 AM CDT
By: Mort Westman, Westman Associates
Though shampoo technology is not presently experiencing sudden and dramatic change, the author reviews several recent advances in materials, test methodology (combinatorial chemistry), and formulation approaches (structured surfactant technologies).
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:41 AM CDT
By: Timothy Gao, PhD, Ann Bedell, Jung-Mei Tien, A…
A new di-behenyl imidazolinium product, Quaternium-91, provides hair conditioning, hair softening, vitamin E delivery and hair color protection. This article compares Quaternium-91 conditioners to corresponding behentrimonium chloride conditioners, and correlates experimental results to salon subjective evaluations.
Apr 19, 2006 | 09:31 AM CDT
By: Ken Klein, Cosmetech Laboratories
Hair conditioners are one of the most widely used products in the personal care arena.
Apr 18, 2006 | 08:46 AM CDT
By: Xavier Briand
In recent years, ingredients from the sea have shown to be effective in cosmetic applications. In this article, the author explains how some of these ingredients can be used successfully in personal care formulations.
Mar 29, 2006 | 10:40 AM CST
By: John Woodruff, Lower Parkstone
This article describes hair structure and the results of tensile testing experiments on hair that had been treated with betaine. It postulates a possible theory for the improvement in hair strength.
Feb 28, 2006 | 05:56 PM CST
By: Robert Y. Lochhead, Lisa R. Huisinga and Tara …
New techniques are being offered to produce formulations faster and more cost effectively than ever before. Researchers at the Institute for Formulation Science have addressed this challenge by developing robotic combinatorial techniques for the preparation and investigation of complex mixtures.
Feb 28, 2006 | 05:55 PM CST
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC and Laur…
A study of interactions between anionic surfactants and amphoteric surfactants in solution demonstrates that betaines and anionic surfactants interact to have positive effects on viscosity, foam and the salt curve.
Feb 28, 2006 | 05:53 PM CST
By: Álvaro Gomes, Daniel F. de Almeida and Camilla…
A nonionic emulsion based on silicone amino elastomer technology enhances hair conditioning and styling, as demonstrated in tests of combing force, curl retention, sensory characteristics, thermal protection and frizz control.
Jan 11, 2006 | 05:30 PM CST
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC; Thomas …
Tapping into little understood products selected from a class of well known compounds can provide formulation advantages. PEG/PPG dimethicone compounds, alkyl dimethicone compounds and alkyl PEG/PPG dimethicone compounds are three classes of compounds that offer far more utility in personal care products than is generally appreciated by formulators.
Jan 11, 2006 | 05:28 PM CST
By: Arianna Friggeri, Kjeld J. C. van Bommel, Menn…
The authors describe a new class of low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) that are highly compatible with cosmetic ingredients such as surfactants and various solvents; they are also capable of gelating O/W emulsions without the need for emulsifiers or stabilizers.