Tuesday, June 28, 2011

US Patent 7968084 - Nanoscopic hair care products


This patent from Boston Cosmetics teaches the benefits of polymer nanomaterials to hair coloring and conditioning products. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of treating hair which comprises,

applying a hair treatment preparation to an individual's hair, the hair treatment preparation comprising a liquid and a payload in an intimate relationship to a polymeric nanostructure, the polymeric nanostructure capable of being reactive to hair, or capable of being immobilized onto or in the hair;

the polymeric nanostructure and the payload not being attached to the hair, and changing conditions by applying an agent to the individual's hair, the agent comprising at least one of a polymer and an ionic specie, the agent interacting with the polymeric nanostructure such that the payload and nanostructure are attached to the hair under non-oxidizing conditions, the payload and nanostructure not being capable of detachment from the hair by water rinsing.