Polymers in styling products

Hi everyone! Tell me please, what polymers I should use in water based styling products for dry texture and strong hold?


  • PVP will give you a good hold, I'm not sure about the dry texture though.
  • edited February 2018
    gld010,  Thanks!
  • besides generic polymers like PVP and VP/VA copolymers, there's a huge range of styling resins available; BASF, Ashland and Akzo Nobel are the big players in the market

    a combination of hard waxes and volatile oils will give you the dry texture - formulating water-based styling products is a subtle art, as it's one of the most complex product types you're likely to come across
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
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