Improving Hair Color Retention Using Quat Functional Olefin-graft Polymers

Oct 1, 2008 | Contact Author | By: Joseph J. Cincotta, Interpolymer Corp.
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Title: Improving Hair Color Retention Using Quat Functional Olefin-graft Polymers
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Keywords: hair coloring | retention | formulations | olefin-graft polymers | fading

Abstract: 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.

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Since ancient times, changing one’s hair color has been a fascination and status symbol. To many individuals today, it is a practical necessity with life expectancies inching upward—“50 is the new 40.” Influenced by the youth-oriented workplace and Madison Avenue, consumers are encouraged to eliminate the telltale signs of aging and to keep a youthful look as long as possible.

The promise of extending one’s youthful appearance is driving the personal care industry today. Popular antiaging formulas typically require several weeks or months to change the appearance of skin, but hair color and style, also crucial components of a person’s image, can be altered in the matter of a few hours. Most women and an increasing number of men find themselves hiding their gray, adding highlights or low-lights, and lightening or darkening a few shades, in attempt to make a visual statement about themselves through their hair.

Modern chemistry provides the hair color industry with a wide spectrum of possible colors. Hair coloring treatments range from simple and convenient temporary—i.e., diffusion/substantivity-controlled colorants—to the full commitment of a permanent or oxidative coloring process. Permanent hair color, however, is far from “permanent.” Factors such as washing, UV exposure and heat styling are generally known causes of fading.

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Table 1. The three experimental olefin-graft polymers tested

Table 1. The three experimental olefin-graft polymers tested 

Table 2. Olefin-graft polymers

 Table 2. Olefin-graft polymers 

Table 3. Viscosity response

 Table 3. Viscosity response

Figure 1. grafted polymer

 Figure 1. grafted polymer

Figure 2. A representation

Figure 2. A representation 

Figure 3. Modified olefin-graft technology

 Figure 3. Modified olefin-graft technology

Figure 4. The L, a, b color measurement axis

Figure 4. The L, a, b color measurement axis

 

Figure 5. Average ΔE values

 Figure 5. Average ΔE values

Figure 6. Comparison of color

Figure 6. Comparison of color  

Figure 7. Comparison of tresses

Figure 7. Comparison of tresses  

Figure 8. Wet/dry evaluation

 Figure 8. Wet/dry evaluation

Figure 9. Ross Miles foam test

Figure 9. Ross Miles foam test 

Cincotta: Hair Color Retention Footnotes

 a Hair samples were obtained from International Hair Importers and Products Inc. (IHIP) of Glendale, NY USA.

b The Model SP-60 Sphere Spectrophotometer is a device from X-Rite Inc.

 

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