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Ingredient facts- guar conditioner

Posted on: April 1, 2009

 Guar conditioner

A self-hydrating quaternized guar that offers efficient thickening, and cationic conditioning without buildup.Derived from a natural gum, this wonderfully conditioning ingredient is a MUST HAVE for shampoos and conditioners aimed at producing soft, shiny and silky hair. It also improves both wet and dry combability of hair. This light yellow powder is dispersable in hot or cold water. A little goes a very long way, with one ounce being enough for 25-30 eight ounce bottles of conditioner. Recommended usage is 0.2 – 1.0% INCI: Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride.

Guar gum and its derivatives offer several advantages for personal care formulators:

· It is natural and derived from a renewable source;
· It conditions without causing polymer buildup in hair care products; · It is biodegradable and nontoxic;
· It is economical compared to other cellulosic products, and
· It is the only one of the three main polysaccharides (the others are starch and cellulose) that hydrate in water without chemical or physical modification. Quaternized Polymers are used in shampoos and conditioners to facilitate combability.

They are used in skin care to improve skin feel, rubout, moisture content, and product aesthetics. The positively charged (cationic) molecule bonds with the negatively charged (anionic) skin and hair to form a polymeric film. They also make hair and skin alike feel softer and smoother to the touch. It is also known to increase the substantivity of silicone fluids onto hair and skin fibers.

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