If you want to know the basic concepts of hair relaxer chemistry and how it is done, this book is for you!
Consumer demand for hair relaxers is growing at an exponential rate. The need for better, more usable products with fewer harsh side-effects, improved conditioning properties, and hair strength retention has increased dramatically. Along with better long-term results and ease of use, these key issues in hair relaxer technology are addressed in Hair Relaxers: Science, Design, and Application.
Drawing on his more than two decades of hands-on experience in hair relaxer technology and formulative development, Patrick Obukowho has crafted a well-defined, comprehensive, and easy-to-read guide to understanding and applying the chemistry of hair relaxers to practical and dynamic formulating. Hair Relaxers: Science, Design, and Application investigates the history of relaxer technology and its present development and application in the following topics:
- Hair, Ethnic Hair, and Hair Relaxer Chemistry
- History and Evolution of Hair Relaxers
- Emulsion Design and Perfecting Emulsions
- Ingredients and Their Role in Relaxer Formulations
- Post-treatment Products and Alternative Straightening Methods
- And more!
"Obukowho, a consulting chemist for a company he founded to explore relaxer technology and the science of formulating and designing new ingredients for the ethnic market, offers chemists and manufacturers a guide to relaxer chemistry and technology and understanding and applying their chemistry to practical formulating. He covers hair and ethnic hair chemistry; the history and evolution, chemistry, and definitions of hair relaxers; relaxer emulsion design and production; ingredients and their role in formulations; controlling hair damage with post-treatment products; and alternative methods of hair straightening."
— Eithne O'Leyne
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