Salon Studies
Outline: A Double-Blind Clinical Evaluation to Compare Performance Qualities of Two Hair Care Products
Objective: To compare the performance of 2 hair care products.
Design: Half-head
Subjects: 50 qualified women
No treatments within 24 hours
Timing: 1-day treatment
Start within 2 weeks of receipt of test materials
Report within 4 weeks of study completion
Quantity: Enough of each to treat 55 heads under actual use conditions (for a 1-time application product)
Synopsis: A licensed Cosmetologist parts the hair in the middle, applies each product to one side according to a scheme, rinses and evaluates the study properties on each side of the head. There are both wet and dry assessments.

Endpoints/
Methodology

Endpoint
Methodology
Amount of lather/foaming Clinical assessment
Ease of rinsing Clinical assessment
Consistency/Texture Clinical assessment
Shine Clinical and subjective assessment
Healthy looking Clinical and subjective assessment
Manageability Clinical and subjective assessment
Wet/dry comb, drag Clinical and subjective assessment
Soft Clinical and subjective assessment
Fragrance Subjective assessment
Clean Clinical and subjective assessment
Gentle/damage Clinical and subjective assessment
Repair Clinical and subjective assessment /Microscopic hair analysis

Analysis:

Results are statistically analyzed to determine any differences in product performance