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Polyquaternium 10

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This is a cationic, water-soluble substantive conditioner for hair care. It provides film formation on hair and moisturization. It is non-irritating and compatible with a wide range of surfactants. It enables the formulation of clear products.

Light-yellowish powder, faint fishy odour that will not come through in finished products.

Viscosity 1,000-2,500 cps.

Easy soluble in water.

pH value: 5.5 - 6.5 (2% solution).

CAS: 53568-66-4, 54351-50-7, 55353-19-0, 68610-92-4, 81859-24-7

INCI: Quaternized hydroxyethyl cellulose.

  • Cationic quat conditioning agent, adheres readily to hair proteins
  • Provides superb wet compatibility, good manageability & curl retention
  • Builds viscosity making the use of an auxiliary thickener unnecessary
  •  Imparts shine and good detangling and combability
  • Antistatic properties
  • Humectant

Use: Add as is to water phase of formula, use between 0.2 and 2%, common concentration in a shampoo is 0.5%. For external use only. 

Usage rate: .1 to 5%

Applications: All kinds of hair conditioning products including hair shampoos, hair rinses, hair gels.

Country of Origin: USA

Raw material source: Hydroxyethyl cellulose
Manufacture: Polyquaternium-10 is a quaternized cellulose polymer produced by reacting a cationic etherifying agent and hydroxyethyl cellulose.
Animal Testing: Not animal tested

GMO: No data available

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Fatou T.
Fish odour

I bought it for the first time to try in my hair conditioner formulation. It has a strong fish-like odour (not faint odour as in description). I cover it up with the other ingredients and fragrance.