British school children gathered in Octo- ber to learn about hair style and color technologies at Hair Affair Day, hosted by the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Scientists and academics from leading companies such as National Starch and L’Oréal revealed the latest information on innovative hair care products. More than 200 students and enthusisats attended.
“Hair is the biggest, most noticeable feature we have, so anything we do to our hair will have a dramatic impact on how we look and feel about ourselves,” said Gary Martino, technical service director of the personal care polymers group for National Starch, Bridgewater, NJ, during a lecture. “The styling products available today are designed to shape, hold and add shine to the cuticle (outermost layer) of hair.”
He added that polymers are one of the most important ingredients now included in hair styling products, and