Curl Reversion and Damage: The Effect of Different Temperature Treatments on Hair

  title={Curl Reversion and Damage: The Effect of Different Temperature Treatments on Hair},
  author={A. Gandhi and S. Kipling and Liam Wright and Steven G. Latham},
Background and objective: Consumers following the Natural hair movement want to style their hair without thermal damage concerns. When women used a hotter styler, their hair could not revert back to its natural pattern after wetting and they expressed anxiety about heat damage. This study supports these observations using objective measurements of reversion and damage after heat treatment. Methods: Curly tresses were straightened fifty times at 185°C or 220°C. Reversion was compared between… Expand

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