The Science of Hair Care: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Science of Hair Care

1st Edition

Edited by Claude Bouillon, John Wilkinson

CRC Press

752 pages | 98 Color Illus. | 207 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780824759698
pub: 2005-02-28
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The most comprehensive source on the subject, this Second Edition is completely revised and expanded to reveal the most recent advances, technologies, and trends in hair and hair care science-tracking the development of hair care products, the emergence of new regulatory practices, and the latest methods in product safety and efficacy assessment.


"…a superb contribution to the general body of cosmetic science….there are few questions that will remain unanswered after a fair perusal of the text."

-Drugs and Cosmetic Industry (for previous edition)

"…Dermatologists may well find here more relevant new learning per page than in most books they read. All the compounds and their effects are neatly classified, structural formulae abound for reference."

-The Lancet (for previous edition)

"…make[s] knowledge of the scalp and hair accessible to physicians, pharmacists, dermatologists, trichologists, beauticians, and cosmetic chemists. Having this text at hand is an absolute necessity."

-Albert M. Kligman, M.D., Ph.D.

Table of Contents

Scalp and Hair Hygiene: Shampoos. Hair Treatment and Hair Care Products. Premanent Waving and Hair Straightening. Oxidation Coloring. Efficacy Assessment of Hair Products. Skin Tests. Occupational Disorders of Hairdressers. Hair Shaft Abnormailities. Greying of Hair. Dandruff. Eczematous Dermatitis of the Scalp. Hair and Psychology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical