In search of hair damage using metabolomics?
|dc.contributor.author||Westgate, Gillian E.||*|
|dc.identifier.citation||Westgate GE (2017) In search of hair damage using metabolomics? Experimental Dermatology. 26(6): 550-551.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||Hair fibres are extraordinary materials, not least because they are exquisitely formed by each of the 5 million or so hair follicles on our bodies and have functions that cross from physiology to psychology, but also because they have well known resistance to degradation as seen in hair surviving from archaeological and historical samples . Hair fibres on the head grow at around 1cm each month, together totalling approximately 12km of growth per person per year. Each fibre is incredibly strong for its small diameter; with one fibre typically holding 100g and together a well-formed ponytail [allegedly] has the collective strength to support the weight of a small elephant! Hair – and from here I mean scalp hair – is under constant scrutiny by each of us; whether it be style, split ends, the first few grey hairs or the collection of hairs in the shower that should be firmly attached - leading to the fear that is hair loss.||en_US|
|dc.rights||© 2017 Wiley. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Westgate GE (2017) In search of hair damage using metabolomics? Experimental Dermatology. 26(6): 550-551, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/exd.13117. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self- Archiving.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Cosmetic; Hair fibre; Metabolomic; Proteomic||en_US|
|dc.title||In search of hair damage using metabolomics?||en_US|