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Is Cosmetics Chemistry ‘Real Science’?

By January 27th, 20213 Comments

Is Cosmetics Chemistry 'Real Science'?’s Curl Chemist writes:

I share the frustrations of many of you when it comes to understanding hair products and how hair responds to them. Entirely too often it seems to me that luck or fate have more to do with the mythical condition known as “a good hair day” than anything else. Of course, as a scientist, I know that simply isn’t the case, but it seems impossible (translate: entirely too much effort) for me to analyze all the variables and reliably achieve that elusive state of perfect balance. Why can’t we just formulate products that perform predictably and reliably—this isn’t rocket science, is it? Maybe that is a good question.

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  • Anonymous says:

    i'm a chemist too but i think all of the science and science talk behind haircare has become really hackneyed. not everyone needs to be a scientist or even understand science in order to maintain a healthy head of hair. a lot of it is intuitive, trial by error, or just plain luck. it's not that serious.

  • Natasha -- says:

    Aww, as someone with a growing interest in pharmacy and herbology, I know there's got to be a science behind our hair. In the meantime, we've all got to be our own natural hair care chemists.

  • Tiffany says:

    While there are simple ways of taking care of your hair, I think that there is a balance and a perfect measure for everything that goes into your hair. So yeah it's a science and we are all mad scientists trying to figure out the formula that works for each of us.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

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