UltraCare C polyquaterniums are cationic water-soluble polymers able to form an electrostatic combination with the negatively charged keratin, thus bringing conditioning properties to the hair when incorporated in shampoos, conditioning creams or masks. Compatibility of wet or dry hair is improved, as well as shine and softness, while static is reduced. Some Ultracare C grades also bring fixative properties for a use in hair gels. They are clear easy-to-use liquids that can be used in crystal clear to opaque formulations. All our polymers are showing high solubility in water and are completely transparent, allowing the formulation of crystal clear products.

Applications

Conditioning polymers:

  • Shower gels
  • Shampoos
  • Combing creams
  • Hair masks

Styling polymers:

Hair styling lotions, mousses and gels
  • Shampoos
  • Hair sprays
  • Relaxers and bleaches

Performances

Conditioning polymers: From very strong conditioning effect especially useful in combing creams or hair masks to good compromise between conditioning and compatibility to anionic surfactants allowing the use in shampoos. Our polymers are designed to meet every cosmetic manufacturer expectations. They also provide foam stabilization and increase deposition of other active materials (silicones and zinc pyrithione).

Styling polymers: Mainly based on n-vinyl pyrrolidone, a component widely used to provide styling properties to hair gels or mousses, used in combination with a cationic monomer to provide some conditioning effect in addition to styling.