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The investigation of curly hair versus itself in treated forms

Grant number: 16/04524-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy
Principal Investigator:Patrícia Maria Berardo Gonçalves Maia Campos
Grantee:Marcella Gabarra Almeida Leite
Supervisor: Giorgiana Giancola
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto (FCFRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: Princeton University, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:14/12155-1 - Development and evaluation of a multifunctional formulation for hair care, BP.IC


Previous studies from our research group showed that hair care is essential to the quality of life and well-being of women, since the hair has a significant role in the body image of women, mainly in terms of hair structure which presents difference according to ethnicity. The current scientific literature includes hair characterization studies from different ethnic groups or hair that has suffered physical and/or chemical damage. However, few studies characterize mulatto (curly) hair by its mechanical properties as compared to itself in treated forms. This way, in this study the mechanical properties of curly hair will be evaluate using Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM) analyses, combing properties, torsion modulus and tensile test. In this context, the present study contributes to the development of products that attend the real needs of the mulatto hair that are also safe and effective. Furthermore, this study allows the development of cosmetics that can improve the health and beauty of mulatto hair as well as preventing the daily aggressions that hair suffers. Such cosmetics could also enable the promotion of wellness and improve the quality of life and well-being of women, who are the main consumers of hair care products. (AU)

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LEITE, M. G. A.; MAIA CAMPOS, P. M. B. G.. Mechanical characterization of curly hair: Influence of the use of nonconventional hair straightening treatments. SKIN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 23, n. 4, p. 539-544, . (16/04524-2)

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