Sustained, targeted research by the DSM Materials Science centre
and DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients led to the creation
of a novel hyper-branched polymer, Polyquaternium-110 (INCI).
This hair care polymer has demonstrated outstanding volume
boost combined with excellent care benefits. Moreover, it can be
added easily to existing shampoo formulations.
A structural transformation during hair drying enables the dual
benefits. The mechanism of deposition of the polymer, via coacervate
formation, gives rise to lamellar structures that provide lubricant
effects for excellent wet combing. On drying these lamellar
structures transform into hexagonal structures which provide the
volume boost many consumers desire.
The claimed benefits have been substantiated by instrumental
tests and confirmed by hairdresser assessments.