How Does Shampoo Work?

This week Reactions takes a look at the science behind how shampoo works. Thanks to chemistry, the products we use to clean and style our hair have evolved over decades — even centuries. How do hairsprays protect your hair while keeping it flexible and light? What’s the deal with sls? How do shampoos work, and why are some people choosing to dump the lather altogether? This week, “Ms. Beautyphile” Trina Espinoza and Lex Fleming from “Made U Look” join us in the New York City YouTube Space to explain the science behind hair care.

0:38 – Scientific content starts

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Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Perry Romanowski
Trina Esponiza
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Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.


Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others’ butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it’s OK to pee in the pool? We’ve got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.

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