Recent in Hair Care (page 13 of 16)

Shiseido Uncovers Eyelash Growth Power in Zizyphus Jujuba

Shiseido has discovered that Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract promotes the growth rate of eyelashes.This research follows previous findings by the company that eyelashes grow differently than scalp hair.

Read the Label Online: Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil for All Hair Types

Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil may just do the trick by restoring hair’s natural balance. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

Comparatively Speaking: Altering Hair with Bleach vs. Temporary Dye

Hair can be treated using several different types of products to alter the color. This is the first in a series of three columns that will address the above color products, with the difference between bleach and temporary dyes being initially discussed.

Formulating Hair Care Products: A Q&A With Vaishali Gode, PhD

Hair care expert Vaishali Gode, PhD, head of the advanced technology department at Marico Ltd. and workshop presenter at in-cosmetics Asia 2012, addresses important aspects of formulating hair care products such as common challenges, regulation and revolutionary technologies.

Report Sees Rise in Chinese Natural Hair Care

A Mintel report has seen a rise in the natural hair care market in China due to recent product safety scandals associated with toxic or carcinogenic chemical ingredients.

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.

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