Multifunctional Organomodified Silicones are the advance guard of the New Millennium.
Consumers have an increasing need for distinctions in hair conditioning. Hair can be delicate or processed by bleaching, dyeing, perming and relaxing. Normal hair requires different treatment from damaged hair. Needs exist for dealing with static fly-away, producing a silky feel, temporarily mending split ends, enhancing luster, detangling, minimizing buildup, eliminating greasy feel and improving combing.
Silicones to the Rescue
Certain silicones improve wetting, enhance surface coverage and soften. They improve wet and dry combability, make the hair feel smooth, silky and non-greasy. Silicones reduce flyaway, minimize buildup, enhance gloss, improve body and aid in foam control.
The Major Players
Major suppliers include Biosil, Dow Corning, GE Silicones, Goldschmidt, Lambent Technologies, Mona Industries, Inc., Path Silicones, Rhodia Corp., Witco Corporation, and Wacker Silicones Corp.
How Do They Work?
"Silicones modify the surface properties of hair fibers in a manner such as to prevent, or reduce further damage from occurring," says MD Berthiaume, Technical Manager, Personal Care--Worldwide, Wacker Silicones Corp. …