Presenter Information

Monica DeChaine Parkin

Location

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Start Date

19-4-2012 12:00 AM

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Abstract: Hair food can be explored through the use of food terms in hair care products and the use of food items in natural hair treatments. Although most are beneficial, some hair care products contain harmful ingredients that may lead to undesirable results, such as alopecia, especially in black populations. This paper examines the uses of hair food by females of various ages and ethnic backgrounds in order to achieve healthier hair or a socially appeasing appearance.

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Presented as part of the 2012 USFSP Undergraduate Research Symposium held April 19, 2012.

Faculty mentor: Dr. Anna Dixon

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Apr 19th, 12:00 AM

Hair Food: An Examination of Food Terms in the Hair Industry and the Adverse Effects of Hair Care Products Among Black Women

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Abstract: Hair food can be explored through the use of food terms in hair care products and the use of food items in natural hair treatments. Although most are beneficial, some hair care products contain harmful ingredients that may lead to undesirable results, such as alopecia, especially in black populations. This paper examines the uses of hair food by females of various ages and ethnic backgrounds in order to achieve healthier hair or a socially appeasing appearance.