L’Oréal presents sol-gels research to the Japanese industry

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L’Oréal presents sol-gels research to the Japanese industry

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A team of scientists at L’Oréal have presented their work on silane technology that treats fine and damaged hair at the International Sol-Gel Conference in Kyoto, Japan.

Silane is a family of molecules inspired by L’Oréal’s sol-gels technology, born of a glass industry technology transfer, and is a chemical process capable of transforming some materials from an aqueous to a solid gel-like state.

Following years of hair studies, the global cosmetics player developed 'Aminosilane', a technology that transforms some materials from an aqueous to a solid gel-like state, creating a molecular network within the fiber of the hair to redensify and strengthen it.

The XVIII edition of the conference held in Kyoto late last month gathered experts in this field of chemistry, centered on its industrial applications where L’Oréal's researchers presented their work on the patented silane technology application in cosmetics.

The beauty giant claims that this process has turned out to be an innovative answer to treat fine hair, cresting a supple yet resistant molecular network within the fibre to redensify and strengthen it.

L’Oréal Research has always been dedicated to developing an effective and long-lasting solution to treat damaged hair​,” said Henri Samain, Head of Department, L’Oréal Research & Innovation. “We knew that part of the answer was finding a material capable of penetrating the hair, the big question was how. Following several years of research, the ideal solution came with sol-gels.

Innovative

The L’Oréal Professionnel brand is the chosen one to benefit from this discovery, as Aminosilane is one of the two key ingredients of the APTYL 100 molecular complex at the heart of the PRO FIBER first long-lasting hair repair treatment used by professionals in hair salons.

“L’Oréal Research has always been dedicated to developing an effective and long-lasting solution to treat damaged hair,” ​says Henri Samain, Head of department at L’Oréal Research & Innovation.

“We knew that part of the answer was finding a material capable of penetrating the hair, the big question was how. Following several years of research, the ideal solution came with sol-gels.”

Related topics: Brand Innovation, East Asia, Hair Care

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