Shampoo and conditioner – it’s all froth and bubble

soap-653683_1920Professor Ray Dagastine, research scientist from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, says there is more to shampoo than meets the eye. With more than 50 varieties to choose from in the supermarket, we’re spoilt for choice. Some promise silky smooth hair, while other products create a “bouncier” style.

Charged polymers help achieve a bouncier-looking hairstyle, while some shampoos are designed to leave silicone oil in the hair for a silky smooth effect. In addition to its purpose, manufacturers are concerned with improving the experience consumers have when washing their hair.

Discover how manufacturers refine shampoos and conditioners in the original Pursuit article, shampoo and conditioner: it’s all froth and bubble

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