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In hair care, silicones are widely used in shampoos and conditioners because of their excellent conditioning properties. Consumers who are interested in silicone-free hair care still expect the same benefits as they get from conventional silicone-based solutions. Whether they are used in clear or opaque shampoo formulations, hair care products without silicones can often provide superior conditioning, and even a noticeable repair effect and protection against hair breakage. One such high-performance alternative to high-molecular silicone grades is Lame soft Care (INCI: PEG-4 Distearyl Ether (and) Sodium Laureth Sulfate (and) Distearyl Ether (and) Dicaprylyl Ether).This conditioning agent is easy to incorporate into formulations and offers very good conditioning performance. It also offers excellent hair breakage protection: physical measurements on treated hair strands have demonstrated that a shampoo containing only three percent of ”micronized waxes” delivers the same outstanding anti-hair breakage protection as three leading benchmark silicone-based shampoos used in combination with their conditioner. Hair damage is essentially any condition where by one or more of the hair structures,(cuticles cortex, medulla, etc.), are physically or chemically altered to the extent that they are unable to return to their original state. Hair coloring is the practice of changing the color of hair. The main reasons for this practice are cosmetic (e.g., to cover gray hair, to change to a color regarded as more fashionable or desirable, or to restore the original hair color after it has been discolored by hairdressing processes or sun bleaching). Hair dyeing, which is an ancient art, involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. Today, hair coloring is immensely popular, with over 75 percent of American women dyeing their hair, and globally hair colorants are a rapidly growing over-$7 billion industry. At home coloring in the United States reached $1.9 billion in the year 2011, and is expected to raise to $2.2 billion by 2016.

  • Silicone and Silicone Alternatives
  • Deposition of Actives via Rinse-off Applications
  • Hair Damage – Cutting-edge Technology, New Methods, Treatments
  • Color Fading and Protection

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