Current research on ethnic hair.

  title={Current research on ethnic hair.},
  author={Alain Franbourg and Philippe Hall{\'e}got and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Baltenneck and Christelle Toutain and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Leroy},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={48 6 Suppl},
This study collected qualitative and quantitative data about the morphology, structure, geometry, water swelling, and mechanical properties of hair fibers from subjects of different ethnic origins. X-ray analysis, cross-sectional measurements, tensile testing, and water swelling were performed on samples of hair collected from Caucasian, Asian, and African subjects. No differences in the intimate structures of fibers were observed among these 3 types of hairs, whereas geometry, mechanical… 

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