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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.

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.

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.

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.

Seatons Releases Guide to Natural Oils for Hair

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.

Improving Hair Color Retention Using Quat Functional Olefin-graft Polymers

Formulations containing quaternary-modified olefin-graft polymers are shown here to improve the permanency of artificial hair colorant in human hair exposed to repeated washing. In addition, when these polymers were applied to hair by a sulfate-based shampoo, the foam height and viscosity of the shampoo remained unaffected.

Hair Loss Mechanisms and Treatment Materials: A Review

Generally, the primary goal of hair-growth products is not to cure a condition but to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Several hair growth ingredients currently available provide this effect by accelerating blood flow. This article excerpt* describes mechanisms of hair loss and materials to treat it.

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 article presents a review of the components in hair styling products.

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