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
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