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Custom hair diagnosis service for consumer final


In Phase I of this PIPE project we successfully developed up the prototype of Hair Diagnosis under measures that assesses the surface and the cortex of the hair fiber of customers by using the scanning electron microscopy techniques (SEM) and mechanical strength (RM). For the diagnosis could contain customized guidance to customers on how to treat their hair a questionnaire containing 19 questions on the intrinsic characteristics of hair (thickness, color, degree of curly, among others), hair characteristics (chemical treatments, thermal and physical performed) and lifestyle (diet, exposure to UV, chlorine exposure, perception of hair and expectations regarding hair) were formulated. Thus, the prototype of Hair Diagnosis tailored contains briefly the following steps: a questionnaire with 19 questions answered by client, physical diagnosis of client hair done by SEM (cuticular structure) and RM (keratin integrity and suppleness), statistic client hair in relation to other customers who took the test, Table of new risk of chemical treatments second integrity of keratin and ritual care according to all the information collected from the customers. The details of the capillary diagnosis prototype development are contained in the Technical Report Partial sent to FAPESP. A relevant patent in this study will be completed by the end of Phase I of this project. A case study of capillary diagnosis was successful in Hair Institute in São Paulo. In further development of this project, we intend to deepen the scientific research conducted in Phase I and technically improve the process of making the diagnosis, automating the process steps, to market it on a large scale. The basic scientific research will focus on completion of the analysis of hair fibers by differential scanning calorimetry technique (DSC), for validation of keratin integrity of RM data, create a cuticular integrity scale and surface porosity, not set yet properly in the first phase of this project. W will adapt and standardize Caucasian and African hair fibers front chemical, thermal and physical treatments and finally standardize the study mix of various chemical treatments. In further development of the capillary diagnosis, it is intended to include any necessary adjustments mainly arising from the scientific research as regards the integrity of the keratin and cuticular structure. Some stages of the process will be automated and handlers of the company's database. Increasingly specific templates will be prepared for damages recognized in step answers to the questions. Thus, it is intended to be able to make the capillary diagnosis available in large scale. (AU)

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