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Comparatively Speaking—PEG-8 Dimethicone vs. PEG-8 Dimethicone Meadowfoamate

In this discussion, Tony O'Lenick looks to Tim Kenny to explain the differences in chemistry between PEG-8 dimethicone and PEG-8 dimethicone meadowfoamate and what they mean to formulators, such as for conditioning, oil solubility and wetting.

Damage Control

The typical overall summer experience for me—i.e., a little sunburn; lots of dry, damaged hair; and maybe a slushy—strongly coincides with this edition of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine in that product developers have devised means of damage control for consumers like me.

Argan Conditioner to Smooth, Moisturize Hair

Kiehls has created a line of hair care products that smooth frizzy hair without weighing it down. Superbly Smoothing, which offers a shampoo, a conditioner and a hair mask, is said to moisturize hair and impart shine.

Cleaning Hair Without Water

Alberto Culver International Inc. has added a line to its TRESemmé brand that cleans and refreshes hair without water.

Natural Aloe Shampoo for Dry/Damaged Hair

Treat Beauty has formulated with aloe in a shampoo designed to gently cleanse dry and damaged hair.

NineSigma Calls for Ammonia Free of Masking Technologies

NineSigma has received a request, RFP# 66099, for ammonia odor management in permanent hair colorants. The request encourages companies or academic researchers with a solution to ammonia odor to submit their technologies.

Water-based Styling Copolymer with Natural Feel

AkzoNobel Global Personal Care has launched a urethane-acrylic fixative polymer to enable formulators to develop flexible, long-lasting hair styling products without alcohol.

Determining the Effects of Glycolic Acid in Hair Care Products

The positive effects of glycolic acid for skin care are well-documented; however, similar studies in hair care are not. Research has proven that glycolic acid offers many benefits for these products.

Hair Color without Ammonia for Scalp Comfort and Less Damage

L'Oréal Professionnel has debuted an ammonia-free professional hair colorant that it believes will revolutionize the hair coloring industry.

Comparatively Speaking: Cocamide DEA vs. MEA vs. DIPA in Shampoos

Tony O’Lenick asks Bob Coots, PhD, of Colonial Chemical Inc., "What is the difference between cocamide DEA, MEA or DIPA when used in shampoos?"

Dyeing to be Natural

While today’s natural personal care product offerings include soaps, deodorants, skin cream and toothpaste, there are still sectors lacking truly natural product offerings; among them are hair dyes.

Plant-based, Permanent Hair Dye Launched

These dyes are said to contain no PPD, resorcinol or ammonia, and they act via the company's Renewable Botanical Enviro-Colors (RBE)-Colors technology.

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