Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Propylene glycol function in hair conditioners?

  • ozgirl

    September 3, 2019 at 3:21 am

    My guess would be that they are referring to it being a humectant.

  • chemicalmatt

    September 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    PG is a lousy humectant and not much of a moisturizer either. In hair conditioners it’s use is mainly to mitigate the tackiness of glycerin or CETAC or another ingredient. It helps a bit with freeze-thaw too.

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