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Jun 17, 2014
This primer is formulated with exotic white orchid extract, to help seal and protect each hair strand; repelling water to colored hair remarkably vibrant. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Jun 1, 2014
Many approaches can be used to fight hair damage and aging. These include repairing hair structure to recover as much of its integrity as possible and treating hair with specified ingredients to increase strength and resilience. In addition, promoting hair growth can be accomplished by acting on the scalp. The practical application of these strategies is described here.
May 1, 2014
In this excerpt from his chapter on “Hair Care Product Claims,” Trefor Evans opens the door to the examination of strength and anti-breakage product claims.
Apr 21, 2014
TRI-K Industries has developed a multifunctional protein from baobab that helps to repair damage, increase hair strength, protect from UV damage, moisturize dry hair and nourish strands.
Apr 11, 2014
During in-cosmetics 2014, Solvay launched a conditioning solution created to meet market demands for silicone-free, sulfate-free, oil-based and oil-free shampoos. The system targets not the hair type, but the type of effect desired from shampoos.
Apr 9, 2014
The Lubrizol Corporation announced its new polymer technology created for shampoo applications.
Apr 1, 2014
BASF launched a range of new product formulations in-cosmetics 2014, including options for extreme hair styling, skin lightening/brightening and body contouring.
Jan 22, 2014
Barbara J. Morley received the Stanley Allured Award for Lifetime Service from the Midwest SCC in November 2013. An emeritus member since 2007, she has held offices including chair, chair-elect, secretary (three terms) and treasurer (two terms), and has served on the newsletter, hospitality, social night, program and Teamworks committees, sometimes as chair. In 2008, she received the Midwest chapter Merit Award. Here, she describes her cosmetic career.
Nov 20, 2013
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has introduced a collection of hair therapy formulations. Included in the set of hair formulations are: Radiant Repairing Shampoo, Radiant Hair Conditioner, Time Control Hair Lotion and CC Hair Cream.
Nov 1, 2013
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.
Nov 1, 2013
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.
Nov 1, 2013
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.
Oct 30, 2013
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.