Spectroscopic Evaluation on the Chemical Damage of Hair by Hydrogen Peroxide

과산화수소에 의한 모발의 화학적 손상에 관한 분광학적 평가

  • Ha, Byung-Jo (Department of Dermatological Health Management)
  • 하병조 (을지대학교 피부관리학과)
  • Received : 2011.07.25
  • Accepted : 2011.08.16
  • Published : 2011.10.10


Spectroscopic evaluation of hair chemical damage was performed by SEM/EDS, CLSM, and FT-IR spectroscopy. In SEM/EDS, hydrogen peroxide treated hair showed the loose packing of surface scales, lower ratio of sulfur element and higher ratio of oxygen atom. In the optical single section by using CLSM, high fluorescent intensity appeared in untreated hair. However, in case of treated hair, low fluorescent intensity appeared. This results the aromatic amino acids which can be autofluorescent were more abundant than bleached hair. FT-IR spectra showed that cysteic acid band intensity was increased by performing the bleaching treatments. These results indicate that the oxidative damage cleaves the S-S bond and results in the lower working force of hair fiber.


hydrogen peroxide;morphological changes;SEM/EDS;CLSM;FT-IR


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