Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is a naturally derived cationic polymer that is commonly used as a conditioning agent in shampoos, cream rinse conditioners, shower gels, body washes, and skin cleanser formulas. Derived from the guar bean, the polymer's backbone is a Mannose-Galactose Polysaccharide that has been cauterized to enhance substantivity to hair and skin. It is a yellow, free-flowing powder with a slight amine odor.

Typically used in formulations at 0.10% to 0.50% concentration levels, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is entirely compatible with most common anionic, cationic, and amphoteric surfactants and is ideally suited for use in two-in-one conditioning shampoos and moisturizing skin cleansing products.

When used in personal cleansing formulations, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride imparts a soft, elegant after-feel to the skin. Also, it enhances wet comb and dry comb properties in shampoos and hair conditioning systems. Unlike similar ingredients, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is self-hydrating in water and does not require acidification during use.


  • Two-in-one shampoos
  • Cream rinse conditioners
  • Styling gels and mousses
  • Facial cleansers
  • Shower gels and body washes
  • Liquid hand soaps
  • Bar soaps
Guar gum, 2-hydroxy-3-(trimethylammonio)propyl ether, chloride
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What are the benefits of Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride for the skin or hair?

  • Enhanced ease of wet hair combing
  • Enhanced comfort of dry hair combing
  • Improved hair manageability
  • Improved foam quality, stability, and texture
  • Increased active delivery of silicone
  • Impart soft, elegant after-feel to the skin from personal cleansing formulations