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Application of plant-derived rheology modifiers in hair shampoos




Key words: 

rheology modifiers, hair shampoos, physicochemical properties


The aim of the study was to develop formulas of shampoos containing plant-derivatives as potential rheological modifiers. Liquid hair shampoos were made according to original formulas containing as modifiers of rheology: agar, derived from marine algae and gums:
Acacia Senegal Gum, carrageenan, xanthanum and guar. The influence of these additives on the dynamic viscosity measured under various conditions (constant and increasing shear rate) as well as the evaluation of shampoo consistency measured by shampoo adhesion force and hardness were analyzed. It was shown that it is possible to modify viscosity and texture (hardness and adhesion strength) of hair washing products by using various natural gums. The use of xanthan gum, carrageenan gum and guar in washing compositions makes it possible to obtain cosmetics of viscosity, which enables appropriate dosage from the packaging and their subsequent application. The highest value of dynamic viscosity, hardness and adhesion strength was found in a hair shampoo containing xanthan gum in its composition. On the other hand, the use of Acacia Senegal Gum and agar in shampoos prototypes resulted in products with lower values of the tested parameters in relation to other shampoos, which is advantageous in the case of specialist cosmetic products that require quick application and effective washing from the hair surface.

dr inż. Małgorzata ZIĘBA*,  dr inż. Emilia KLIMASZEWSKA, dr inż. Marta OGORZAŁEK

Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology  and Humanities in Radom Faculty of Materials Science and Design Department of Chemistry e-mail*: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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