A Micro-wax Dispersion to Condition Hair and Reduce Breakage

Nov 1, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Hans-Martin Haake, Werner Seipel and Sybille Cornelsen, Cognis GmbH
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Title: A Micro-wax Dispersion to Condition Hair and Reduce Breakage
shampoox wax dispersionx white marble appearancex conditioningx anti-hair breakagex
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Keywords: shampoo | wax dispersion | white marble appearance | conditioning | anti-hair breakage

Abstract: Here, a micro-wax dispersion is shown to provide conditioning and anti-hair breakage properties. The authors incorporated the material into test shampoos, compared them with two silicone-based benchmarks, and found the micro-wax shampoos provided comparable conditioning and improved hair breakage prevention performance. Results were confirmed in a hair washing test.

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Waxes are known to give shampoos a milky or pearlescent appearance and due to their affinity to hair, they interact with it during the shampooing process. These factors led to the development of a micro-wax compound that enhances the appearance of shampoos while also providing benefits to hair, such as anti-hair breakage properties. In addition, since benchmark shampoos on the market claiming anti-hair breakage properties typically contain high amounts of silicones, the described micro-wax compound provides a naturally derived and renewable alternative. Here, the authors demonstrate how a specifically designed micro-wax dispersiona can impart a marble, dense-white appearance to shampoos as well as provide conditioning and anti-breakage properties that are equal to or better than benchmarks utilizing silicones.

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Figure 1. Device for the determination of hair breakage

 Figure 1. Device for the determination of hair breakage

Figure 2. Wet-combing performance of shampoos

 Figure 2. Wet-combing performance of shampoos

Figure 3. Hair breakage after treatment with shampoos

 Figure 3. Hair breakage after treatment with shampoos

Figure 4. Dry-combing performance of shampoos

 Figure 4. Dry-combing performance of shampoos

Figure 5. Percentage of hair breakage

 Figure 5. Percentage of hair breakage

Figure 6. Half-head test result

 Figure 6. Half-head test result 

Haake Micro-Wax footnote

 aLamesoft Care (INCI: PEG-4 Distearyl Ether (and) Sodium Laureth Sulfate (and) Distearyl Ether (and) Dicaprylyl Ether) is a product of Cognis GmbH.

Formula 1. Shampoos with varying amounts of micro-wax dispersion

 Formula 1. Shampoos with varying amounts of micro-wax dispersion

 

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