North Carolina State University is currently seeking an industry partner to further develop and commercialize frizz-relief deposable wipes for hair. These novel wipes are inexpensive to produce, provide an on-the-go solution to frizz and are mess free. e.
Frizzy hair can be difficult to control and is one of the most common hair problems. It is stems from dry hair and static electricity; the problem may be exacerbated by rain, humidity and perspiration. There are plethora of available treatments claiming to solve the problem. However treatments tend contain waxes, synthetic polymers or silicon based polymers that contribute to build up, cause an undesirable texture and hair or hands to become sticky. These solutions are also impractical for on the go solutions. Wipes that are currently on the market are very expensive, from $0.50 to $1.20.
Researchers at NC State University have developed a novel non-woven wipe capable of reducing hair frizz and static. This multilayer wipe features a designated side for wiping the hair and applying the product, with the other side of the wipe for holding and preventing the product being transferred to the user’s hands. These wipes offer several key properties distinguishing them from products that are currently on the market, can be manufactured on commercially available equipment, may be biodegradable and hair friendly oils are used with no prominent smell. The cost to produce is approximately $0.03 per wipe including packaging cost for individual wipes and group packaging.
These disposable nonwoven wipe for use in oiling hair to conquer frizzy hair ends, easy to transport, convenient to use and keeps hands oil-free during oil application.
- Relief from frizz and hair static problems
- An on-the-go, disposable wipe design well suited for the increasingly on-the-go lifestyle of consumers
- Capable of holding & applying a liquid composition to hair, such as natural & hair friendly oils.
- Commercially known processing manufacturing equipment required for creation
- Cheap to produce. ~$0.03 per wipe, but expected to be reducible to at least ~$0.01 per wipe. Pricing estimate includes expected packaging cost for both individual and group packaging.
- No smell
About The Lead Inventor
Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi is the Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials and Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension. He also serves as the Director of the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. Behnam’s research interests are in the area of nonwovens, materials, biomaterials, modeling performance, special textile structures, and image analysis. His expertise is recognized by major corporations and leading research bodies around the world. He acts as consultant to over 30 bodies and major Corporations.
- Dense and compact nonwoven material