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Title: Hair colouring, permanent styling and hair structure.
Epworth Authors: Sinclair, Rodney
Other Authors: Harrison, S.
Keywords: Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Department of Dermatology, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Hair Bleaching Agents
Hair Preparations
Cosmetics, Hair
Issue Date: Jul-2003
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Citation: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2003 Jul; 2(3-4):180-185.
Abstract: Hair is an important component of body image and has immense psychological importance for both men and women. Women, in particular, over the ages have modified their appearance through changing their hair colour or style. Hair can be straight, wavy or curly, blonde, black, brown or red. These natural variations are an important part of our identity that can be manipulated according to the dictates of fashion, culture or society. Different types of hair have varying affinity for the different colouring and waving methods. Damaged hair also has a different affinity for hair products than normal healthy hair. The hair shaft is remarkably strong and resistant to the extremes of nature. Hair cosmetics are widely available and manipulate the structural properties of hair. Whilst most procedures are safe, there is considerable potential for damage to the hair and hair problems of acute onset, including hair breakage, hair loss and loss of condition, are frequently blamed on the last product used on the hair. Hair problems are particularly prevalent among people who repeatedly alter the natural style of their hair.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1473-2130.2004.00064.x
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ISSN: 1473-2130
Journal Title: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Medicine (Dermatology), St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.
Appears in Collections:Dermatology
Head & Neck

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