Volume 35, Issue 3 (May 1990)

    Shampoo Residue Profiles in Human Head Hair

    (Received 17 November 1988; accepted 19 June 1989)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Washing hair with shampoo results in an accumulation of shampoo components in the hair. Hair of individuals using different shampoos can be distinguished by analysis of shampoo residues.

    A method for extraction and analysis of such residues is presented. The hair is extracted using a methanol/water mixture, and the extract is analyzed by reverse-phase high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). The detector system consists of two ultraviolet (UV) detectors connected in series. The method is nondestructive to hair and is sensitive enough to be applied to a single hair 5 to 10 cm in length. Residues from hair balsams are analyzed by this technique as well.

    The use of this method in forensic science examination of human head hair is demonstrated.


    Author Information:

    Stocklassa, B
    Research associates, National Laboratory of Forensic Science, Linköping,

    Andrasko, J
    Research associates, National Laboratory of Forensic Science, Linköping,


    Stock #: JFS12863J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12863J

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    Title Shampoo Residue Profiles in Human Head Hair
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