Keratin/alginate hydrogels filled with halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) have been tested for the protective coating of human hair. Preliminary studies have been conducted on the aqueous colloidal systems and the corresponding hydrogels obtained by using Ca2+ ions as crosslinkers. Firstly, we have investigated the colloidal properties of keratin/alginate/HNTs dispersions to explore the specific interactions occurring between the biomacromolecules and the nanotubes. Then, the rheological properties of the hydrogels have been studied highlighting that the keratin/alginate interactions and the subsequent addition of HNTs facilitate the biopolymer crosslinking. Finally, human hair samples have been treated with the hydrogel systems by the dipping procedure. The protection efficiency of the hydrogels has been evaluated by studying the tensile properties of hair fibers exposed to UV irradiation. In conclusion, keratin/alginate hydrogel filled with halloysite represents a promising formulation for hair protective treatments due to the peculiar structural and rheological characteristics.

Cavallaro G., Caruso M.R., Milioto S., Fakhrullin R., Lazzara G. (2022). Keratin/alginate hybrid hydrogels filled with halloysite clay nanotubes for protective treatment of human hair. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, 222(Pt A), 228-238 [10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2022.09.170].

Keratin/alginate hybrid hydrogels filled with halloysite clay nanotubes for protective treatment of human hair

Cavallaro G.
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Caruso M. R.;Milioto S.;Lazzara G.
2022

Abstract

Keratin/alginate hydrogels filled with halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) have been tested for the protective coating of human hair. Preliminary studies have been conducted on the aqueous colloidal systems and the corresponding hydrogels obtained by using Ca2+ ions as crosslinkers. Firstly, we have investigated the colloidal properties of keratin/alginate/HNTs dispersions to explore the specific interactions occurring between the biomacromolecules and the nanotubes. Then, the rheological properties of the hydrogels have been studied highlighting that the keratin/alginate interactions and the subsequent addition of HNTs facilitate the biopolymer crosslinking. Finally, human hair samples have been treated with the hydrogel systems by the dipping procedure. The protection efficiency of the hydrogels has been evaluated by studying the tensile properties of hair fibers exposed to UV irradiation. In conclusion, keratin/alginate hydrogel filled with halloysite represents a promising formulation for hair protective treatments due to the peculiar structural and rheological characteristics.
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813022021018?via=ihub
Cavallaro G., Caruso M.R., Milioto S., Fakhrullin R., Lazzara G. (2022). Keratin/alginate hybrid hydrogels filled with halloysite clay nanotubes for protective treatment of human hair. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, 222(Pt A), 228-238 [10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2022.09.170].
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