Effect of different human hair bleaching conditions on the hair coloration with hair boosting shampoo as colorant

C. W M Yuen, Chi Wai Kan, Kung Wong Lau, Y. L. Chow

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In this paper, detailed simulation of human hair bleaching was conducted. The materials and chemical used as well as the hair bleaching procedures were described. After bleaching, the colour change of the hair was evaluated in accordance with CIE Lab system and the hair bleaching results was analysed. Following the hair bleaching process, hair coloration was employed with the use of colour boosting shampoo with henna of three different colours. The effect of different bleached hair samples on colour uptake property was examined by spectrophotometer method. Based on this study, it was concluded that the original hair colour did affect the colour uptake using the colour boosting shampoo with henna significantly. In order to have a visible coloring result, hair bleaching treatment was therefore highly recommended before conducting the hair coloration process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-715
Number of pages7
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009


  • Bleaching
  • Coloration
  • Hair
  • Hair colorant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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