Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale via Cosmetics Design Europe

24 January 2017

By Deanna Utroske, 19-Jan-2017

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with a scientist out of Zurich, Switzerland, have published new data on the structure and mechanics of hair that has likely applications for hair care R&I.

Last month, the journal Materials Science and Engineering published the team’s findings in an article entitled, ‘Structure and mechanical behavior of human hair.’ The researchers’ rational for the project is fairly straight forward, “The understanding of the mechanical behavior of hair under various conditions broadens our knowledge in biological materials science and contributes to the cosmetic industry,” they write in the article abstract.

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