Stable Conditioning Shampoos Containing High Molecular Weight Dimethicone

July 23, 2009 | Contact Author | By: James Ziming Sun, PhD; James W. Parr and Darcy Travagline, Advanced Research Laboratories
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Keywords: dimethicone | conditioning shampoos | formulation stability | surfactants

Abstract: Stable conditioning shampoos containing high molecular weight dimethicones can be achieved by several techniques, such as choosing the proper surfactant and decreasing the particle size of dimethicone.

Organopolydimethylsiloxanes (dimethicones or silicones) deliver great afterfeel for both skin and hair, consequently, there is wide use of this class of compound in personal care products. Dimethicones also provide shine, improve combing ability and confer an antifrizz effect without weighing hair down. They are basically nontoxic, nonirritating and easily removed by shampoo surfactants.