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Ultrasound-Enhanced Hair Dye Application for Natural Dyeing Formulations

Gonzalez, V., Wood, R., Lee, J., Taylor, S. and Bussemaker, M. J. (2018) Ultrasound-Enhanced Hair Dye Application for Natural Dyeing Formulations Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 52. pp. 294-304.

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Advances made in recent years have allowed the application of colorants obtained from natural sources into textile dyeing. The use of ultrasound in the dyeing method is reported to increase dye uptake and decrease dyeing times. The aim of this work is to further extend the knowledge of natural hair dyes considering the use of ultrasound in the dyeing method with commercially available herbal dyes and using goat hair as a model for human hair. Optimal ultrasonic parameters were selected by considering the effects of sonication times (5, 10 and 15 min), frequencies (44, 400 and 1000 kHz) and total dyeing times (30, 60 and 120 min) in the morphology of the dyed hair and the colour intensity. Damage to the hair surface was evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images, differences in colour of the dyed hair was obtained by ImageJ analysis and quantification of dye uptake was determined by UV-visible spectroscopy. The evidence from this study suggests an increase in goat hair coloration with the use of ultrasonic energy. Optimal dyeing conditions in consideration of colouration efficacy without hair damage were identified as sonication at 400 kHz for 10 min with a total dyeing time of 60 min.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
Gonzalez, V.
Taylor, S.
Bussemaker, M.
Date : 5 December 2018
Funders : Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
DOI : 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2018.11.028
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Additional Information : Paper presented at the 16th Meeting of the European Society of Sonochemistry, Besancon, France, 15th - 19th April 2018.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 07 Dec 2018 13:01
Last Modified : 06 Dec 2019 02:08

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