Exilva® microfibrillated cellulose from Borregaard provides your hair care products with improved flow, stability, texture and performance.
The incompatibility of many bio-based additives with cationic ingredients in hair conditioners and hair styling products makes it challenging to find a replacement for synthetic additives.
Borregaard’s bio-based rheology additives have excellent compatibility with different chemistries, including cationic systems. They can be used to structure and thicken bio-based formulations, controlling the flowability of products and allowing anti-settling of suspended solids, leading to prolongated product shelf-life.
End products are typically non-tacky, nice and soft to the touch and potentially with improved cosmetic performance.
For hair care formulations, our products offer the following benefits:
- Structuring of formulations with cationic surfactants or polymers
- Improved formulation stability
- Improved product applicability
- Reduced tackiness
- Anti-settling of pearlescent pigments
- Opaque appearance
- Reduced wet combing force (hair conditioning effect)
- Improved sprayability