May 14-15, 2015
An In-depth Course Focusing on Both the Science of Hair and Hair Care Products
The creation of successful hair care products necessitates knowledge of both the hair substrate itself and also the colloid and surfactant science behind hair care formulations. Only in this manner it is possible to produce formulas that are functional, aesthetically-pleasing and stable. This newly-created class comprehensively addresses both of these areas.
Course Highlights Include
- Hair and hair structure
- The mechanical properties of hair – strength and stiffness
- The different manifestations of hair damage
- Use of products to change the properties of hair (conditioning, shine, appearance)
- Changing the shape of hair
- Creating hair care claims
- Into to surfactants and surfactant structure
- The science behind shampoo products
- The science behind conditioner products
- Formulation optimization (thickening and stability)
- Styling polymer science
About the Course
The creation of successful hair care products necessitates knowledge of both the hair substrate itself and also the colloid and surfactant science behind hair care formulations. Only in this manner it is possible to produce formulas that are functional, aesthetically-pleasing and stable. This newly-created class comprehensively addresses both of these areas. Course instructors Trefor Evans and Bob Lochhead have extensive experience in both the academic and practical aspects of these topics – which is coupled with many hours of teaching proficiency. Accordingly this class will address underlying theories, but also their reduction to practice. This class is intended as a comprehensive introduction to those new to the field; while also acting as a re-fresher, a source of new ideas and a means of staying current with new advancements for those with existing experience.
Hair Science – Learn about the remarkably complex structure of hair and the contribution of its different parts to the physical properties of individual fibers and hair arrays. Learn how these properties dictate consumer perceptions and how certain properties can be altered by consumer products. Finally, learn how these property changes can be quantified and used in the crafting of attention-grabbing marketing claims.
Product Science – Learn about the structures that can be formed by surfactants and their importance to hair care product efficacy and stability. Learn how such structures can be manipulated by other ingredients to achieve optimal performance and stability while also controlling formulation costs. Learn to troubleshoot formulation stability and manufacturing issues.
The class size for all TRI courses is limited in order to provide all participants with an intense, personalized learning environment. Additionally, it is TRI’s intention to foster networking amongst researchers in the field, and time is built into the course to allow for this value-added opportunity.
This is the right course for people working in all aspects of hair care product development and research, including but not limited to:
- Formulation chemists
- Research scientists,
- Claims coordinators,
- Process engineers.
Trefor Evans: With a background in the areas of Analytical Chemistry and Measurement Science, Trefor has spent the last 20 years applying these disciplines to a variety of roles within the hair care industry. This includes Award-winning research in the area of fundamental hair science; but also involves support and participation in the launching of successful hair care brands, and many different products worldwide. Such activities were predominantly performed in the Product Development laboratories of Helene Curtis and Unilever, where Trefor managed a group of instrumental testing laboratories addressing such diverse issues as claim substantiation, product development support, manufacturing support and problem solving. Today as and independent consultant and Adjunct Research Fellow at TRI, Trefor utilizes his background to help client companies develop new and improved hair care products.
Robert Lochhead: Dr. Lochhead currently serves as a professor at the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi; he was Chair and Director of the Polymer program from 1993 -2013. Prior to joining academia, the first twenty five years of his career were dedicated to industrial research that ranged from polymer and silicone synthesis to colloid and surface science and hydrophilic polymers. Dr. Lochhead is the author of more than a hundred scientific papers and reviews, and a named inventor on 22 patents. The polymers that he has invented have enabled new and better technologies with beneficial societal and environmental impact. Dr. Lochhead has received many awards for his contributions including The SCC’s Maison G. DeNavarre medal; The American Institute of Chemists’ ‘Chemical Pioneer Award’, and the Education Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Dr. Lochhead serves on the INCI committee and he has served twice as the President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and President of the International Association of Formulation Chemists.
9.00 – 9.10. Welcome
9.10 – 10.00. An introduction to hair and the hair structure (Evans)
10.00 – 11.00. An introduction to surfactants and their structures (Lochhead)
11.15-12.15 Conditioning (Evans)
12.15- 1.15 Lunch
1.15 – 2.15 Shampoo Science (Lochhead)
2.15-3.15 Hair Strength (Evans)
3.30-4.30 Conditioner Science (Lochhead)
9.00-10.00 Changing the shape of hair (Evans)
10.00-11.00 Mechanisms for formulation thickening (Lochhead)
11.15-12.15 Hair Appearance (Evans)
1.15-2.15 Hair fixatives (Lochhead)
2.15-3.15 Styling (Evans)
3.15-4.15 Styling polymer science (Lochhead)
Course Fee: $1,500. Click here to register.
Fee covers course, breakfast, lunch, course materials, and a copy of Practical Modern Hair Science, co-edited by the course instructors Trefor Evans and Randy Wickett. TRI Member and Multiple Registration Discounts are available. Please contact the course registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.430.4820 for more information.
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TRI corporate rate is $123 per night.
Cancellations made on or before May 1, 2015 will receive a refund for registration minus a $400 administrative fee. Registrations may also be transferred to another registrant at no charge.