Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified 5th Edition
John Halal
ISBN-13: 9781428335585 | ISBN-10: 1428335587
© 2009 | Published |  304  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781562536299

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Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified, Fifth Edition is the most current, comprehensive and straightforward textbook of its kind. This new edition thoroughly explains the theory and application of the essential concepts of hair chemistry that are simply not covered in other texts. Material unique to this text boldly presents the concept, importance and relevance of pH in cosmetics. Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified is the essential chemistry textbook for cosmetology students and even the most experienced hairstylist will gain confidence and control as they learn the dynamics of the chemical services they perform everyday in the salon. Consumers will find this reference invaluable in making intelligent, informed decisions about the effectiveness, safety, and value of the hair care services they receive and the products they buy and use.



  • 1. Science and Cosmetology
    2. The Structure of Life
    3. Microbiology
    4. The Structure of Skin
    5. Understanding Skin Disease
    6. The Growth and Structure of Hair
    7. The Properties of Hair
    8. General Chemistry
    9. Advanced Chemistry
    10. Shampoos, Conditioners, and Styling Aids
    11. Color and Hair Lightening
    12. Haircoloring
    13. Permanent Waving
    14. Chemical Hair Relaxers and Soft Curl Permanents
    15. Salon Health and Safety
    Appendix A: Safety Information
    Appendix B: Common Irritants and Allergens
    Appendix C: Patch Testing Directions
    Appendix D: Science, Lab Equipment, and Industry Resources
    Appendix E: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    Appendix F: Product Ingredients
    Index and Glossary

    • Section on emulsions and surfactants explains the dynamics of surface tension and distinguishes between the hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties essential for all emulsions.
    • Provides advanced information on multiple phase and micro emulsions (liposomes and nanospheres).
    • Includes key information on the dangers of exposure to ultra-violet light and the explanation of sunscreens, SPF and the new FDA monograph, that details their use.
    • Draws attention to the dangers of mixing different chemicals, even those that may seem completely safe.
    • This title separates fact from fiction and clears up the confusion surrounding various chemistry formulas, symbols, obsolete methods, and exaggerated marketing claims.
    • Takes a direct approach to learning chemistry in order to alleviate any apprehension and empower the reader to help them determine the effectiveness, safety, and value of beauty services and products.
    • Discusses new research confirming dandruff is the result of a fungus originally named pityrosporum and recently reclassified as malassezia.
    • Numerous photographs, drawings and line art have been updated providing clearer images and stronger illustrations.
    • Includes new artwork that improves the visual representation of essential ideas.
    • Provides new information that will help readers select the right product, from the flood of new products that were not available just a few short years ago.
    • Includes new information on the importance of the hair’s ‘f-layer” that covers the surface of the hair with the fatty acid 18 methyl eicosanoic acid (18MEA).
    • New information and photos detail hydrothermal and deep ovoidal cracks in the cuticle caused by thermal styling wet hair with hairdryers and hot irons.
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  • Course Management Guide for Halal’s Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified, 5th
    ISBN-10: 1428335595 | ISBN-13:9781428335592
    List Price = 145.75
    This is the primary instructor resource to Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified. It contains all of the tools educators need to make teaching exceptional and easy and designed to facilitate strong classroom management. This will dramatically increase student interest and understanding.
    Exam Review for Halal’s Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified
    ISBN-10: 1428335609 | ISBN-13:9781428335608
    List Price = 40.95
    This Exam Review has been fully updated to match the content of Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified, Fifth Edition.
    Workbook for Halal’s Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified
    ISBN-10: 1428335617 | ISBN-13:9781428335615
    List Price = 51.95
    Each workbook correlates to Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified. This supplement contains detailed, interactive exercises, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension


  • John Halal began his career in the beauty industry as a hairstylist about 40 years ago. Halal owned and operated beauty salons for 34 years. Halal is licensed cosmetology instructor and the founder and president of Honors Beauty College, Inc. since 1992.