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Physicochemical Aspects of the Performance of Hair-Conditioning Formulations



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Fernández Peña, Laura and Guzmán Solis, Eduardo (2020) Physicochemical Aspects of the Performance of Hair-Conditioning Formulations. Cosmetics, 7 (2). p. 26. ISSN 2079-9284

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7020026


Most of the currently used products for repairing and conditioning hair rely on the deposition of complex formulations, based on mixtures involving macromolecules and surfactants, onto the surface of hair fibers. This leads to the partial covering of the damaged areas appearing in the outermost region of capillary fibers, which enables the decrease of the friction between fibers, improving their manageability and hydration. The optimization of shampoo and conditioner formulations necessitates a careful examination of the different physicochemical parameters related to the conditioning mechanism, e.g., the thickness of the deposits, its water content, topography or frictional properties. This review discusses different physicochemical aspects which impact the understanding of the most fundamental bases of the conditioning process.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:hair conditioning; deposition; physico-chemical tools; shampoos; reparation; surfaces; surfactants; polymers
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
ID Code:66268
Deposited On:29 Jun 2021 15:16
Last Modified:07 Jul 2021 07:23

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