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Immunocosmeceuticals: An emerging trend in repairing human hair damage

By Karthika Selvan, Sentila Rajan, T Suganya, G Parameshwari and Michael Antonysamy

Abstract

Hair is one of the most important portions for beauty care and in recent years grooming and cosmetic treatment of hair has drastically risen. Substantially, it may deteriorate and weaken the hair by modification of keratin protein. This makes the hair dry, brittle and split vend occurs due to loss of hair strength and the damage further increases with cosmetic treatments. The various poor ingredients are being used for repairing which have extremely poor compatibility with hair. Now the hair care products can be introduced with an active ingredient comprising a yolk derived anti-hair antibody immunoglobin obtained from egg of chickens immunized with damaged hair as antigen. This immuno-cosmeceuticals can repair the hair damage and imparts flexibility and smoothness to the hair. These effects are not lost by the ordinary shampooing. This article focuses on the characteristic of human hair, its damaging processes and the effects of immuno-cosmeceuticals for repairing the hair damage

Topics: Anti-hair antibody, hair care, immuno-cosmeceuticals, keratin, Therapeutics. Pharmacology, RM1-950
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.4103/2229-5186.115531
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:e15b4da821494179bcb0a21d6cad3ee1
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