Hair Studies

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This booklet from the Griffin Technical Studies series looks at the biological structure and chemical properties of hair and includes a number of practical experiments to see what changes hair can undergo. It investigates what hair is made of, blood circulation and conditions affecting the hair. It also provides experiments to create lotions and applications for all sorts of hair conditions to emphasise the chemistry behind them. Background information and detailed scientific diagrams are given for the experiments.

The experiments in this resource are:
1. How many hairs?
2. Hair removal
3. Hair texture
4. Hair scales
5. Rough and the smooth
6. Hair likes acid
7. Hair strength
8. Greasy fleece
9. Hair reconditioning cream
10. Skin structure
11. Liquid brilliantine
12. Hair lotion for dry hair
13. Growth of hair
14. Testing for carbon and hydrogen
15. Testing for nitrogen and sulphur
16. What the eye doesn't see
17. Dirt on hair
18. Unwelcome guests!
19. Soft soap shampoo
20. Soapless shampoo
21. Cream shampoo
22. Powder shampoo
23. Shampoos for dry and greasy hair
24. A rich thick shampoo
25. Gum hair lotion
26. Spirit setting lotion
27. Solid brilliantine
28. Hair cream
29. Hair lacquer spray
30. Dead hair?
31. Straight or wavy hair?
32. Temporary wave?
33. Hair setting lotion
34. Steamed hair?
35. Cold waving
36. Friction lotion
37. Hair lotion
38. Natural hair colour
39. Blonde colour reviver
40. Colour rinses
41. Colour restorers
42. Hair lighteners
43. Ye olde pomade
44. Dandruff?

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