Hi guys! Hope you're doing well!
I want to formulate a product to remove chlorine and copper from the hair fiber, so I'm doing some research to find out what kind of ingredients I should use in a shampoo like this.
So, I've been working in a cosmetics company for a few years and I already know what the structure of a cleanser should look like to formulate it, but the problem is that I couldn't find raw materials that actually remove these elements. I did some benchmarks, read some ingredients lists and... nothing. What I found were just shampoo formulations after all, so I started to wonder if these claims about chlorine and copper are actually ingredient-based. Could it be that just the surfactants and/or chelators are doing all the hard work?
The product is intended for people who want to take care of their hair after swimming due to exposure to these elements, but I haven't made a formulation yet - I'm just trying to understand the chemistry behind these products, so any help is useful.
Thank you all for your patience and kindness!