To assess the conditioning properties of products, permed hair is treated in a standardized manner with products. Subsequently, each of the hair tresses is examined using induced chemiluminescence (ICL-H). Permed hair gives a stronger signal than untreated hair. Conditioning properties (i.e. moisturizing properties) reduce the signal measured.
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