Silicone Amino Elastomer Emulsion for Conditioning and Styling Performance

Feb 28, 2006 | Contact Author | By: Álvaro Gomes, Daniel F. de Almeida and Camilla Abbehausen, Dow Corning do Brasil Ltda.; Bethany K. Johnson Dow Corning Corporation
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Title: Silicone Amino Elastomer Emulsion for Conditioning and Styling Performance
conditioningx combing forcex curl retentionx hair carex stylingx silicone emulsionx antifrizzx
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Raw materials for innovative hair care applications have evolved signifi cantly in recent years, as have formulation technologies that bring consumers high-performance products. Despite these advances, it can remain a challenge to deliver good fixative strength, positive aesthetics and a natural look in one package. One approach is a new silicone amino elastomer emulsion that combines conditioning and styling performance.

 

Raw materials for innovative hair care applications have evolved signifi cantly in recent years, as have formulation technologies that bring consumers high-performance products. Despite these advances, it can remain a challenge to deliver good fixative strength, positive aesthetics and a natural look in one package. One approach is a new silicone amino elastomer emulsion that combines conditioning and styling performance.

A new crosspolymer combines amino functionality for enhanced conditioning performance, and elastomer technology for styling benefi ts. Quaternary and hydroxyl groups also are attached to the silicone backbone, as shown in Figure 1. A cross-linker provides elastomeric characteristics that aid styling properties.

A proprietary nonionic microemulsiona based on this amino elastomer technology was designed for hair styling applications such as mousses and hair sprays, as well as shampoos and leaveon and rinse-off conditioners. Because the nonionic emulsion is water-based, it is easy to formulate into hair care products. Its multifunctional nature can be translated to several enhanced properties: curl retention, including styling memory, bounce-back and flexible hold; shine; a soft feel without tackiness; thermal protection; frizz control; and lack of flaking. 

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the March 2006 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. If you would like a copy of the complete article, please contact us at customerservice@cosmeticsandtoiletries.com.