Dr. Jennifer Marsh
Research Fellow, Beauty Technology Division
Dr. Marsh has been working with P&G for 21 years in a variety of roles including consumer research, product development and technology development. The majority of her early career was spent working as a technologist in hair color during which time she developed new damage technologies for their Clairol Nice N Easy Brand and a new oxidant system launched in 2008 as Nice N Easy Perfect 10. For the past 10 years she has been part of the Beauty Technology Division working on hair color and hair care technologies including new actives for Pantene and their other hair care brands. She is passionate about building fundamental technical models and translating these insights into new technologies and technical product stories. Dr. Marsh has published 20 papers in the area of hair structure science and hair color and presented work at many external conferences. She holds more than 30 patents. Her specific areas of expertise include: Hair structure understanding, Bleach and oxidative chemistry and dye kinetics. Outside of work, Dr. Marsh enjoys spending time with her husband (Chris) and enjoys playing squash and mountain biking.
Dr. Marsh’s previous positions were a post-doctoral position at Texas A&M University (1993 and 1995) and College Station, Texas, USA working on the synthesis of water- soluble luminescent gold complexes. Her academic qualifications include: PhD, Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Doctoral thesis title: “Chemistry of gold.” and BA (1st Class), Chemistry, Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
Annual Meeting Presentation Abstract
Measuring Hair Damage & Strategies to Deliver Healthy Hair
Jennifer Marsh, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Matthew Thompson, Arto Maata, Tim Hawkins, Durham University, UK
Healthy hair is a key need for women globally – hair that is strong, has shine, is soft to touch and retains its style through the day. However, 80% of women globally claim to have at least some level of hair damage and > 50% of women are either very concerned or extremely concerned . There are multiple external insults that contribute to this perceived damage including hair colorants, UV exposure and heated implements. As we understand in more detail how these insults are changing hair structure and chemistry we can identify strategies to reduce this damage. This presentation will share some of our latest research to measure and visualize hair damage via advanced microscopy modalities such as confocal microscopy and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) and technologies developed to reduce this damage.
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