Hairdressing      
NVQ Hairdressing

Hair Links



Hairdressing

The History of Shampoo


Soap has been around from as early as 600bc and was made from various animal fats and wood or plant ashes containing potassium carbonate.

Soap production spread slowly throughout the middle ages. Although on the increase, the benefits of soap was slow to be realised by general societies at that time.

In 1831 Sulphonated olive oil (turkey-red oil) was one of the first soapless detergents (surfactants) to be made in a laboratory.

In the 1930's, fatty alcohols were used in the production of synthetic detergents. The first fatty alcohols used were derived from body oil of the sperm or bottle-nosed whale. Efforts soon followed to derive these materials from the less expensive Tryglycerides found in coconut oil, palm kernal oil and tallow. This was all to change because soon after World War 2, another raw material, Alkylbenzene, became available in huge quantities.

The Soap Tax
The Manufacture of Shampoo
Hair Shampoo
How to shampoo and condition hair





nvq hairdressing book
Hairdressing Book
hairdressing book

Like hairdressing?


Fly Poster

Client Care | Drying Hair | Cutting Hair | Hair Colour | Hair Shampoo | Salon Reception | Salon Resources | Salon Health and Safety | Hairdressing Links | Hairdressing | Site Map | Hairdressing Book