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Hair conditioner study

Welcome to the study!
This research has been approved by the Ethics Committee  of the School of Management, University of Southampton.
Please read the following information. You will need to indicate that you have understood this information before you can continue. Also, you must not be a legal minor - that is, you may participate if you are over the age of 16 (or over 18 if you live in the USA). By checking the box at the bottom of this page and clicking 'Continue', you are consenting to participate in this study.
Dr Denise Baden, University of Southampton, England.
What is this study about, and what's involved?
This questionnaire is part of an ongoing research project into hairdressing and hair-care practices. The aim of the study is to get independent evidence of the effects of conditioner use on hair - more precisely the effect of stopping using conditioner on hair. To take part in this study it is necessary that you use conditioner at least sometimes, and that you have not used conditioner at least once after shampooing, so any differences in hair condition as a result of NOT using conditioner can be assessed.
We are exposed to constant marketing information from businesses whose aim is to get as many people using as much product as possible for commercial ends. It is therefore important to have independent sources of evidence, especially when using or over-using unnecessary products that can be damaging to hair, to our heating bills (heating water costs is typically the highest energy consuming activity that takes place in our homes) and to the environment.
This study is only applicable to those who sometimes apply conditioner to their hair after shampooing. Before you complete this survey you should have stopped using conditioner at least once after shampooing.
You may contact Denise Baden if you have any questions or concerns about the study on
Legal Stuff and Consent
Participation in this study is fully voluntary and you have the right to withdraw at any time with no penalty.
If participants have further questions about their rights or if they wish to lodge a complaint or concern, they may contact  Dr Martina Prude, Head of Research Governance, Research Governance Office, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. Phone: (
I certify that I am 16 years or older, or if I am participating in the USA, that I am 18 years or older. I have read the above consent form and I give consent to participate in the above described research.