GELATIN HAIR GEL
An Investigatory Project
Presented to the
Faculty of the Laboratory High School
MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY – BUUG
Datu Panas, Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay
In Fulfillment of the
Requirements for the Fourth
DHAINA DANE SEIT
GEMMA JOY RUFLO
Hair styling products can be expensive and unhealthy, but you can protect your health and your wallet by making some of these products at home. It is possible to avoid the harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances and dyes frequently found in store-bought goods. Creating your own hair care products allows you to have complete control over what goes into them. Making hair gel from gelatin is a very straightforward process that requires only a few ingredients. The investigators believe this study provides evidence that if you are looking for natural hair gel that will not only keep your hair looking beautiful but also save you money and also to prove that there are safer alternative hair gel. One of the ingredients is gelatin which is a natural product that comes from collagen, the group of proteins found in the skin, connective tissue and bones of mammals. You’re probably familiar with gelatin as a quick-setting dessert, although it’s also used to make certain confections, like marshmallows. In order to be considered food-grade for humans gelatin must undergo hydrolysis, which is a chemical reaction in which water molecules are split into hydrogen molecules. This breaks down the collagen bonds in the material so that they can be reordered when heated and cooled.
When introduced to water, gelatin forms a colloid gel, which means its molecular components are evenly dispersed through the mixture. This is what gives gelatin desserts their texture and form. The investigators want to prove that gelatin is able to serve as an effective and safe...
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