Hair Conditioners Dallas

Hair conditioners are used to increase manageability and shine to the hair and include rinses, cationic detergent conditioners, film-forming conditioners, and protein-based conditioners

Conditioner Rinses

Vinegar and lemon were the earliest rinses used to combat the soap film left by early soap shampoos. Wax and paraffin have been used to coat the cuticle so as to limit static cling. Balsam is perhaps the best product in this category for that purpose.

Cationic Detergent Conditioners

Quaternary ammonium compounds like stearalkonium ammonium chloride can improve the manageability and shine of the hair. These negatively charged products adhere to the positively charged keratin fibers leaving a coat on the hair that can add shine and body.

Film-Forming Conditioners

Polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and others can attach to the quaternary ammonium compounds and thereby add body, viscosity, and shine to the hair as well as diminish tangling. These products can attach to the negative charge of the hair shaft at a point of a broken cuticle. Over time, these products can build up and weigh down fine hair (which they should not be used on). Strong anionic detergents can easily strip the hair with this type of conditioner.

Protein-Based Conditioners

Protein-based conditioners are very popular, as the proteins contained within can attach to the inner hair shaft at cuticular breaks, especially in processed hair or with split ends. Proteins can be derived from animal proteins, eggs, placenta, collagen, and keratin.

Combination Conditioner-Shampoo

In general, combined shampoos and conditioners do not work well, as the hair is not cleaned or conditioned well enough. However, in 1994, Rushton et al. found that dimethicone could be used to condition the hair in a 2-in-1 product which would not be removed with the shampoo until a subsequent session of shampooing.


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