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Chemical and physical behavior of human hair

Clarence R Robbins

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ISBN 10: 0387966609 / ISBN 13: 9780387966601
Published by Springer, 1988
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Title: Chemical and physical behavior of human hair

Publisher: Springer

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Nine years have elapsed since I wrote the first English edition of this book, and progress in hair science has made a second edition necessary. Since 1978, at least two new m~or scientific cosmetic journals have appeared, and four International Hair Science Symposia and one International Symposium on Forensic Hair Comparisons have been held. Thus, continuing studies in hair science have been numerous in the past nine years, so much so that a large proportion of the text had to be completely rewritten. In addition, a number of omissions that were kindly pointed out by reviewers have been included in this edition, as well as corrections sent to me by readers. I sincerely hope that this new edition fulfills the original purposes: to provide a reasonably up to date and complete account of the chemical and physical properties and behavior of human hair, and to serve as a convenient starting point for hair research-and, as indicated in the first edition, not to be the final word.

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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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