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Cosmetics 2015, 2(3), 211-224; doi:10.3390/cosmetics2030211

Nanotechnology-Based Cosmetics for Hair Care

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
Department of Dermatology, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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Academic Editor: Lisa A. DeLouise
Received: 3 April 2015 / Revised: 12 June 2015 / Accepted: 15 July 2015 / Published: 22 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotechnologies in Cosmetics)
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Hair is a significant indicator of health and can have a major impact on an individual’s cosmetic appearance. Research within the cosmetics industry has revealed that when nanomaterials are engineered into hair care, they can enhance the benefits of active ingredients in order to improve hair cosmesis. Within the cosmetics arena, the unique size and intrinsic properties of nanoparticles can be tailored to target the hair follicle and shaft. This review aims to provide an overview of cosmetic nanocarriers that can be employed to improve the appearance of hair. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanotechnology; nanomaterials; hair follicle; hair shaft; hair cosmetics; hair cosmesis; hair color; hair growth nanotechnology; nanomaterials; hair follicle; hair shaft; hair cosmetics; hair cosmesis; hair color; hair growth

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Rosen, J.; Landriscina, A.; Friedman, A.J. Nanotechnology-Based Cosmetics for Hair Care. Cosmetics 2015, 2, 211-224.

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