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Chemical and Physical Behavior of Human Hair Hardcover – 25 Feb 2012


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"concise and thorough" Journal of the American Chemical Society "an invaluable resource" Canadian Forensic Science Society Journal "highly recommended" Textile Research Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Human hair is the subject of a remarkably wide range of scientific investigations.  Its chemical and physical properties are of importance to the cosmetics industry, forensic scientists and to biomedical researchers.  The fifth edition of this book confirms its position as the definitive monograph on the subject.  Previous editions were recognized as “concise and thorough” (Journal of the American Chemical Society), “an invaluable resource” (Canadian Forensic Science Society Journal), and “highly recommended” (Textile Research Journal).  Chemical and Physical Behavior of Human Hair is a teaching guide and reference volume for cosmetic chemists and other scientists in the hair products industry, academic researchers studying hair and hair growth, textile scientists and forensic specialists.
Features of the Fifth Edition:
•Recent advances in the classification and characterization of the different proteins and genes in IF and keratin associated proteins in human hair are described. 
•The mechanism and incidence of hair growth and loss and hair density vs. age of males & females are described for Asians, Caucasians and Africans in different scalp regions. 
•Details of hair surface lipids and cuticle membranes provide a better understanding of the surface and organization of the CMC and its involvement in stress strain is presented. 
•Recent evidence demonstrates a more bilateral structure in curly hair and a more concentric arrangement of different cortical proteins in straighter hair. 
•SNPs involved in hair form (curl and coarseness) and pigmentation and genes in alopecia and hair abnormalities are described.
•The latest biosynthetic scheme for hair pigments and structures for these and the different response of red versus brown-black pigments to photodegradation is described.
•A new method for curvature on 2,400 persons from different countries and groups is used to assign curvature throughout this book. 
•Additional data for age and effects on diameter, ellipticity, elastic modulus, break stress and other parameters are presented with much larger data sets featuring statistical analyses.
•Hair conditioning, strength, breakage, split ends, flyaway, shine, combing ease, body, style retention, manageability and feel parameters are defined and described.
•A new section of different life stages by age groups considering collective and individual changes in hair fiber properties with age and how these affect assembly properties.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x87031690) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8786f328) out of 5 stars Science geek info on hair and how we (as hairdressers) can effect it 8 Mar. 2011
By E. A. Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you are interested i the science of hair and can read science lingo, this is a great product. I'm a pretty smart fellow and can barely understand 20% of it. But what I've learned is pretty cool.
The book was recco'd to me from a friend of mine who is a lab rat for Loreal. It's one of their reference books.

I think I paid under a hundred dollars for it. Which, based on comparison shopping, is a steal.

This book gets so deep into the science you head will spin before you get through the intro.

This book is NOT for the average person wanting to know some stuff about hair. A good one of those is Philip Kingsley's "The Hair Bible." Way more reader friendly and basic.

If you're a geek like me and happen to be a hairdresser, it's a must have.
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HASH(0x87b7bbd0) out of 5 stars Comprehensive revisons 4 Sept. 2012
By KY - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The science hair has also been studied actively and inovated year by year. This book considerably revised the contents of ver. 3 and 4, citing many new literatures. Not all of the contents are scientific ones but include those from cosmetic practices. I personally think that the first half of the book is especilaly good as the reference for hair-related basic investigations.
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