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  • Piroctone Olamine % in this Head & Shoulders shampoo?

    Posted by Margaret on October 24, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    This is a Head & Shoulders shampoo for sensitive scalps.

    I do believe this is sold in GERMANY (thanks Googles translate!)

    I am not well-versed in all ingredients, SO my question to those less ignorant than myself is:

    What is your estimate % of Piroctone Olamine used in this shampoo?


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    • aqua (water)
    • sodium laureth sulfate
    • sodium lauryl sulfate
    • sodium chloride
    • sodium xylenesulfonate
    • cocamidopropyl betaine
    • glycol distearate
    • sodium citrate
    • dimethiconol
    • piroctone olamine
    • sodium benzoate
    • dimethicone
    • parfum (fragrance)
    • citric acid
    • guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride
    • tea-dodecylbenzenesulfonate
    • tetrasodium edta
    • sodium hydroxide
    • trideceth-10
    • linalool
    • sodium salicylate
    • hexyl cinnamal
    • aloe barbadensis leaf juice
    • triethylene glycol
    • propylene glycol


    Margaret replied 4 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • microformulation

    October 24, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Likely 1%. I will warn you, before you try just adding the active, do some research. It’s not as simple as adding it. There are several threads regarding this I would search first. It’s a tricky Formulation.


    October 24, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Agree 1%. Lot of experience with this one.HAS to be pre—dissolved in surfactants alkyl/alkylether sulfates and addition is tricky so you should talk with Clariant before using.

    • PhilGeis

      October 25, 2023 at 10:32 am

      I have some insight re. this - the active is not the only “tricky” element.

  • Margaret

    October 25, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks to ALL for your input.

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