Pollution Damage and Protection of Asian Hair
AbstractCigarette smoke was used to simulate a polluted environment and an experiment was performed to reveal how virgin and bleached hair are damaged by a polluted environment. The dry/wet combability, surface contact angle, tryptophan content, and cuticle morphology of the smoke exposed hair were evaluated, and compared to unexposed virgin hair. The results showed that pollution exposure can cause significant chemical damage to hair. In particular, virgin hair exposure to pollution can cause damage to the hair cuticles (higher wet/dry combing), protein degradation, and a more hydrophilic hair surface. The experiment also demonstrated that the styling polymer, polyimide-1 (isobutylene/dimethyl amino propyl maleimide/ethoxylated maleimide/maleic acid copolymer), can provide effective protection against such hair damage. View Full-Text
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Qu, X.; Niu, L.; Kroon, B.; Foltis, L. Pollution Damage and Protection of Asian Hair. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 17.
Qu X, Niu L, Kroon B, Foltis L. Pollution Damage and Protection of Asian Hair. Cosmetics. 2018; 5(1):17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Qu, Xin; Niu, Lijuan; Kroon, Bert; Foltis, Linda. 2018. "Pollution Damage and Protection of Asian Hair." Cosmetics 5, no. 1: 17.
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