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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-15

Hair cosmetics: An overview


Department of Dermatology, Fluminense Federal University, NiterÓi; Department of Dermatology, Azulay Dermatology Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias
Rua Mariz e Barros 176, Sala 608 Icarai, Niterói CEP, 24220121, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.153450

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Hair cosmetics are an important tool that helps to increase patient's adhesion to alopecia and scalp treatments. This article reviews the formulations and the mode of action of hair cosmetics: Shampoos, conditioners, hair straightening products, hair dyes and henna; regarding their prescription and safetiness. The dermatologist's knowledge of hair care products, their use, and their possible side effects can extend to an understanding of cosmetic resources and help dermatologists to better treat hair and scalp conditions according to the diversity of hair types and ethnicity.


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