A novel method to study various types of hair damage related to different chemical treatments by Henkel
31 October 2015
By Andrew McDougall, 13-Oct-2015 – by Cosmetics design Europe
A team of scientists from Henkel, in collaboration with the University of Manchester, have developed a novel
method to study various types of hair damage related to different chemical treatments, based on the movement pattern of hair tresses.
Lead author Erik Schulze zur Wiesche from the German manufacturer presented the findings at the IFSCC conference in Zurich, explaining that the perception of the beauty of hair is largely influenced by the way it moves in a dynamic environment as part of a hairstyle.
Schulze says that the age of the hair, along with the impact of chemical treatments can influence the way that human hair moves significantly.
He says the quality of the overall hair structure is reflected in how elastic and smooth swinging it is, and thus these
characteristics are strongly related to the structure and state of the keratin proteins of the individual hairs.