Shampoo Surfactants: The Anionics

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: Ken Klein, Cosmetech Laboratories Inc.
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Keywords: surfactants | anionic surfactants | shampoo

Abstract: Understanding the structure function relationships of anionic surfactants will enable the formulator to achieve shampoo formulations that are well balanced, cost effective and functional.

When a complete discussion of the surfactants (SURFace ACTive AgeNTS) used in shampoos would and should be the subject of several texts, a magazine article can at least present a brief outline of the major classes of shampoo surfactants along with a discusssion of their structure function relationships.