Assessing the Targeting Conditioning Performance of Cationic Polymers

The conditioning performance of a formulation reflects the distribution of cationic conditioning polymers and agents such as silicone oils along the hair fiber. Thus, to deposit conditioners as well as fragrances, actives and other materials onto hair surfaces from cleansing and conditioning formulas, various deposition technologies have been developed.1 In cleansing formulations, the most broadly used deposition technology is based on the complex coacervate formed from a combination of cationic polymers and anionic surfactants. Alternatively, pearlized wax networks provide deposition in cleansing formulations.

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