Physical And Chemical Changes Of Hair, Skin, And Nails Essay

2181 WordsSep 14, 20169 Pages
Course Introduction As a licensed cosmetologist, your clients rely on you to teach then about their hair, skin, and nails. As such, it is imperative that you maintain a working knowledge if basic chemistry and trichology. The ability to recognize the structures and anatomy of the nails and skin is also crucial as you work to educate your clients. It is also important for you to recognize common diseases, disorders, and conditions of the hair, skin, and nails as you work in the salon. Finally, you must also learn to take measures to protect your own skin and nails as you service your clients. This course seeks to provide you with the information you need to successfully educate your clients, while guiding you to protect your skin and nails as you work. We hope you enjoy this course and it is our sincere desire to help you grow professionally. Physical and Chemical Changes As you work in the salon, you will create both physical and chemical changes in hair, skin, and nails as you service your clients. For this reason, it is imperative that you understand the differences between a physical change and a chemical change. A physical change occurs when a substance undergoes a change in form or physical properties without a chemical reaction or the creation of a new substance. For example, when water is heated, it creates steam. The steam is still water, but it is in a gaseous state. In the salon, when we apply temporary color to the hair, we are creating a physical change
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