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Effect of coconut oil on prevention of hair damage. Part I

@article{Rele1999EffectOC,
  title={Effect of coconut oil on prevention of hair damage. Part I},
  author={A S Rele and Rashmikant Mohile},
  journal={Journal of Cosmetic Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={50},
  pages={327-339}
}
Beneficial effects of coconut oil on prevention of combing damage on different types of hair have been established by protein loss and water retention measurements. In vivo, salon-based, half-head tests confirm these beneficial effects. Beneficial effects were also observed on chemically (bleached) and thermally (treated with boiling water) damaged hair. In addition to providing lubricating film, it is hypothesized that coconut oil used as a prewash penetrates endocuticular material in the… 
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The method involves the continuous recording of the forces, which oppose the motion of a comb through a swatch of hair, which produces graphs showing the forces opposing (or generated by) combing as a function of the position of the comb along the length of the swatch.