Bleaching Human Hair

  • Clarence R. Robbins


The composition of amino acid residues in bleached hair and in hydroly-sates of oxidized keratin fibers is described in Chapter 2 and also in publications by Zahn [1,2], Robbins et al. [3–6], Maclaren et al. [7,8], and Alter and Bit-Alkis [9]. Although, several questions remain unanswered, especially with regard to the structures and reactions of hair pigments [10–14], general features about the chemical structure of hair and its reactions with bleach products have been relatively well described using the language of physical-organic chemistry.


Human Hair Wool Fiber Cysteic Acid Photochemical Degradation Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clarence R. Robbins
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  1. 1.Research and Development DivisionColgate-Palmolive CompanyPiscatawayUSA

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