Examining the Applications of UV Absorbing Polymers in the Hair Color Industry

Student: Keegan McCabe, 2018-2019

Sponsor: Coast Southwest

My project is really an opportunity to take a deep look into the theory behind and properties of a newly developed technology that changes the entire way that we can approach protection of the sun's damaging rays. While we are confident with the efficacy of the technology, we are identifying key performance metrics to quantify impact. It is really just a question of, now that we have this technology, what is the optimal medium to monetize the technology and help change the way people protect themselves from the sun. Our first step will be into the hair care space, which has seen plenty of promises with little science to back it up. With Coast Southwest, I hope to change that.