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Researchers Propose Coloring Hair with Nano-Pattering

Jul 29, 2014

Researchers from the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratories have reported nano-pattering a diffraction grating on human hair with a focused ion to allow the hair to reflect colors in the spectrum to produce a hair color pattern with a flat iron.

Read the Label Online: Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash Primer

Jun 17, 2014Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting

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.

Strategies for Hair Repair, Strengthening and Growth

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.

Baobab Protein to Improve Hair Condition

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.

Novel Shampoo Effects from Solvay

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.

New Lubrizol Polymer Offers Better Suspension in Shampoo Formulations

Apr 9, 2014

The Lubrizol Corporation announced its new polymer technology created for shampoo applications.

BASF Highlights New Formulation Concepts at in-cosmetics 2014

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.

Unexpected Answers from Pudding to Powders with Barbara J. Morley

Jan 22, 2014Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

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.

Lucas Meyer Debuts Hair Therapy Formulations

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.

Formulating Natural Hair Styling Products

Nov 1, 2013Arthur Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors

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

Nov 1, 2013Trefor A. Evans, TA Evans LLC; and Jennifer M. Altland, Robert Burch and Jeff Horsager, E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company

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

Nov 1, 2013Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

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.

Seatons Releases Guide to Natural Oils for Hair

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.