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© 1976 Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Vol. 27, No. 11, 571-578


Hair Body
Patricia S. Hough , J. Elaine Huey , William S. Tolgyesi

ABSTRACT

Synopsis

HAIR BODY can be defined as the STRUCTURAL STRENGTH and RESILIENCY of a HAIR MASS. The definition conforms to the qualities assessed subjectively by hair cosmetic users. Five groups of fundamental parameters govern the mass structural strength of hair: hair density on the scalp, material stiffness, diameter, configuration of the fibers, and fiber-fiber interactions. The potential influence of hair cosmetics on hair body can be systematically analyzed by deducing their effects on these separate fundamental parameters. It is proposed that current cosmetic products are effective in modifying hair body through only the last two factors: fiber configuration and fiber-fiber interactions.

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