Professional Hair Care Products and the Affects of Nanotechnology

By: Richard Palmer


Nanotechnology. nan'otechnol'ogee n.

Smaller than 100 nanometers, this is the branch of engineering that deals with the manipulation of individual molecules.

Engineering, chemistry, electronics, and medicine all embrace this technology. Since it is the science and technology of precisely manipulating the structure of matter at the molecular level, it brings existing technologies down to a very small scale, measured in nanometers.

A nanometer-a billionth of a meter-is about the size of six carbon atoms in a row. (The prefix nano- comes from the Greek word nanos, which meant "little old man" or "dwarf.") Today, as in the past, most industrial products are created by pushing piles of millions of atoms together-by mixing, grinding, heating-a very imprecise process. However, scientists can now pick up individual atoms to assemble them into simple structures or cause specific chemical reactions. Propellers have been attached to molecular motors, and electricity has been conducted through nanowires. Nanotubes made of carbon are being investigated for a variety of industrial and research purposes.

In the future, nanotechnology may be able to harness the forces that operate at the scale of the nanometer, such as the van der Waals force, as well as changes in the quantum states of particles, for new engineering purposes. The development of nanotechnology holds out great promise of improvements in the quality of life, including new treatments for disease and greater efficiency in computer data storage and processing.

As in the cult film of the 70's Fantastic Voyage, we may be able one day to infuse autonomous robots, or nanobots, into human bodies to repair cells and cure cancers, perhaps even extending the human life span by many years. Of course, we are still far away from these realities, but these technologies are the key to their development.

Some scientists even see a dark side to the technology, emphasizing the need for caution in its development, particularly in attempts to create nanobots that can replicate themselves like living organisms.

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Technologically, the hair and salon industry is not wasting any time bring this phenomenon to the fore.

Molecules of current size are limited in their ability to penetrate the hair shaft have been limited to the delicate game of chemical invasion by way of perms and colors. Shampoo and conditioning products have historically performed their job topically and have had limited ability to do much else.

Perms and colors have always relied on the chemical process to open the hair shaft to do their job. Professional hair care products have performed in this manner since the early part of the last century. "Neutralizing" or stopping the chemical process was then performed to halt the chemical process, and topical conditioners were the only option to try to return the hair shaft to it's previous state.

The chemical process has always had the downside of "blossoming the hair shaft - causing what we see as frizz. Conditioners, smoothing products, and moisturizers help to smooth the cuticle layer, but never fully return it to it's previous pre-chemical lustre.

As the world of professional hair care products evolves, we will see nanotechnology play an ever increasing role. Minimizing chemical damage while maximizing health and shine.

We can anticipate every major professional hair care product manufacturer will undoubtedly embrace this technology. Molecules that measure a billionth of a meter are logically more capable of follicle penetration and will result in better, more effective products.

Pureology Nanoworks leads the industry. Nanoworks Shampoo and Conditioner, along with Nanoglaze, Nanoworks Restorative Treatment, Nanoworks ShineLuxe, and NanoWax - all remarkable products that have set the bar very high for their competitors. Truly in a class by themselves.

We find at www.SalonProDirect.com that though these products carry a premium price, that the public is not deterred - as the results justify the expense. We have never had anything but overwhelmingly positive feedback on the entire line - high prices are ignored.

So as we see professional hair care products move from the simple world of healthful, pH balanced formulations that we have all come to recognize since the heyday of Vidal Sassoon, we will see the majority of major players embrace this new Nanotechnology and bring even better and broader lines - stay tuned.

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