What is Polyquaternium 7?
Polyquaternium 7 is a chemical compound in the quaternium class of chemicals and is predominantly used in the personal care industry.
It’s clear in colour, has a thick, viscous consistency and has a stable chemical structure.
Polyquaternium 7 is an anti-static agent and film former used in hair care products, such as shampoos, conditioners, soaps and other cleansing products. Used in a recipe, it works to prevent the build-up of static electricity and forms a thin coating on the hair shaft that is later absorbed by the hair, which inhibits it from letting moisture in and create frizz.
This product is regarded as a conditioning polymer, so it’s mainly used to help hair or skin feel soft. In some cases, the addition of this compound to a skin or hair care recipe can make the product spread easier on the skin or hair.
What is polyquaternium 7 used for?
Polyquaternium 7 works to form a cohesive defence against external factors and aggressors, which makes it a great ingredient to include in your hair care recipe.
The ingredient can be added to a large variety of products including: shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath, soap, hair spray, shaving cream.