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Hair Research pp 588-591 | Cite as

Detergent Scrub Method: A Useful Assay for Control of Antidandruff Preparations

  • G. P. Heilgemeir
  • M. Dorn
  • U. Neubert
Conference paper

Abstract

The detergent scrub is an established method for the investigation of cutaneous microflora (Williamson and Kligman 1965). The scrub sample allows quantitation of the bacterial microflora and direct cell counts of Pityrosporum yeasts. Furthermore this method is suitable in studying scaling diseases as the desquamating portion of the horny layer is removed (McGinley et al. 1969, Plewig and Kligman 1969). Severity of dandruff is directly proportional to the corneocyte count (McGinley et al. 1969).

Keywords

Salicylic Acid Stratum Corneum Glass Cylinder Quantitative Culture Horny Layer 
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References

  1. Heilgemeir GP, Dorn M, Neubert U (1978) Die Detergenswaschmethode in der Prüfung von Haarwässern. Kosmetologie 8:127–137Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Heilgemeir
    • 1
  • M. Dorn
    • 1
  • U. Neubert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MunichWest-Germany

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