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Ending the Cycle of Split Ends

Split end maintenance is a significant consumer need in the hair care market. New research shows additional discoveries in the formation of split ends, compositions containing polyelectrolyte complexes used to repair them and microscopy techniques to communicate the breakthrough benefit to the consumer.

Enhancing Hairstyling with Micro- and Nano-phase Technologies

Nanostructured materials are being introduced to personal care technologies to offer better resistance to moisture, to enhance strength and to confer stimuli responsive behavior. Some of the scientific advances that build upon new knowledge in this emerging field are highlighted in this article.

Silicones for Hair Strengthening

Single-fiber tensile testing demonstrates the hair-strengthening properties of several silicone materials in leave-in and rinse-off applications.

Mintel Reports Colorants Only Hair Sub-category to Grow in 2012, Up to 15% of New Global Launches

Globally, the most popular claims in hair coloring new product launches are those that help to brighten or illuminate the hair.

Formulating Natural Hair Styling Products

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.

Glycolic Acid No Longer Just for Skin—Changing the Internal Properties of Hair

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.

New Hope for Hair

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.

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