Article by: Perry Romanowski

If you are a cosmetic chemist who works on hair care products, this conference would be a good one to attend. TRI Princeton is doing some great basic research on hair and hair products of anyone in the industry. See the press release below.

TRI Princeton presents the 4th International Conference on Applied Hair Science
October 5-6, 2010
Princeton, New Jersey

TRI’s Conference on Applied Hair Science promises to provide a unique forum for the discussion of state-of-the-art science relevant to those practicing applied hair science. This year’s conference will inspire the hair care industry through an innovative selection of speakers from industry, academia and government.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • learn from recognized leaders in hair science and technology presenting fundamental principals, an understanding of the evolution of current technology and contemporary experimental techniques
  • interact with an international group of panelists, preseners and attendees to discuss category relevant topics in raw materials, claims and regulations
  • experience demonstrations bringing the academic topics to the practical clarity of in-use observation

Key topics include:

Hair Care

*Mega trends in Naturals and Efficacy
*Multicultural Hair Solutions
*Performance Profiling
*Sensory Profiling & Consumer Perception

Actives and their Benefits

*Penetration of Fibers – Effects of Small Molecules on Hair
*Hair Growth
*Nutrition for Hair

Product Technology

*Silicone and Silicone Alternatives
*Deposition of Actives via Rinse-off Applications
*Hair Damage – Cutting-edge Technology, New Methods, Treatments
*Color Fading and Protection

Style – Devices and Formulations

*Curl Management/Treatment
*New Devices from light therapy to steaming irons
*How Devices are used on Hair
*Basic Research

Call For Papers

Abstracts for oral or poster presentations must be submitted by June 1, 2010. Please email your abstract to the Conference Organizer at or complete the abstract submission form on the conference website. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Applied Hair Science will be published as a special volume of a peer-reviewed journal.

For further information on the conference visit the TRI website.

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