|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-132: Thermal Characterization of Human Hair
||Débora Alves, Ricardo Weber
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
It is known that human hair can have diferentes textures because of its origin: asian, african and caucasian, beside others factors. Independent of the type, the fiber morfology is always the same: cortex and cuticles and in some cases has medula. The fiber lose properties due to differents chemical treatments like bleaching. The bleached hair lose yours proteins that make the bond between the cuticles and this generates open cuticles making difficult the absorption of water.
The objetive of this work is analise the loss of water of the fiber when treated with hair pomade. Were made DSC in 2 fibers, dark caucasian virgin and caucasian bleached, in 2 conditions, with and without pomade. The resuslts shows that the bleached hair with pomade holds water for a higher temperature than the fiber without pomade; the virgen one shows that the pomade doesn’t help the water remain.