Hair Research pp 140-145 | Cite as

Human Hair Pigment: A Mild Isolation Procedure and a Method for Characterization

  • N. Goetz
  • J. C. Arnaud
  • P. Boré
Conference paper


The first difficulty in beginning a study of hair pigment is to isolate the pigment from the keratin matrix without altering its chemical structure. Our isolation method differs from that of others in that we digest hair enzymatically.


Human Hair Mass Chromatogram Melanin Granule Acid Soluble Protein Hair Pigment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Goetz
    • 1
  • J. C. Arnaud
    • 1
  • P. Boré
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoires de Recherches L’OréalAulnay sous BoisFrance

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