|What is it?
Cetrimonium chloride is a liquid quaternary ammonium salt (Liquid quaternary cationic conditioner), Activity: 30%-40% active substances. It functions as a conditioning agent and surfactant in our products.
Cetrimonium Chloride is a a light hair conditioning agent. Its use in conditioners and cream rinses to improve both wet and dry combing and reduces static electricity
|Clear water-like liquid.
|Use level 0.5-4%, add to water phase.
|Hair conditioners, hair shampoos, hair rinses, anti-frizz products.
|Thin liquid that foams when agitated.
|pH (2% Solution): 3.5-6.0
|Why do we use it in formulations?
|Cetrimonium chloride is an excellent conditioning agent for hair, with anti-static, anti-frizz, and detangling properties. It also functions as an emulsifier and surfactant, helping boost rinse-off and stabilize emulsions.
|Do you need it?
|No, but it is very useful for hair products.
|Excellent conditioning agent
|Alternatives & Substitutions
|You’d need something else liquid and cationic at a bare minimum; something like honeyquat or Polyquaternium-7 could be a good place to start.
|How to Work with It
|Include cetrimonium chloride in the heated water phase of recipes. It can also be cold-processed if the recipe requires no heat.
Normal safety precautions (i.e., gloves and safety goggles) should be employed when handling. Contact with the eyes and skin should be avoided. Wash thoroughly after handling material.
|Tips, Tricks, and Quirks
|Cetrimonium chloride is also known as cetyl trimethyl ammonium chloride.