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Hair lipids and hair appearance

SpecialChem / Jul 14, 2010

The cuticle cells of animal hair are covered with a lipid monolayer which makes their surface hydrophobic, so that water rolls of the surface of the fiber. This lipid monolayer surrounding each cell forms the cell membrane complex which essentially binds the cells together into a biocomposite. It is interesting to note that the lipid monolayer around each cell is not homogeneous. Nearly 40% of

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