WACKER Unveils an Innovative Co-Emulsion of Silicone Fluid and Vegetable Oil for Hair Care Products

Singapore, Jun 18, 2021

In recent years, hair care products containing botanical ingredients have been increasingly preferred by consumers. To this end, WACKER has developed BELSIL® DADM 3050 E, a co-emulsion of silicone fluid and vegetable oil. It is composed of polydimethylsiloxane, amino-modified polydimethylsiloxane and coconut oil, and contains non-ionic emulsifiers.

Of these, polydimethylsiloxane and amino-modified polydimethylsiloxane form a hydrophobic protective layer on the surface of the hair, which can effectively reduce static, improve dry and wet combing, making hair softer and smoother, and repair and care for hair damaged by dyeing, perming and sun exposure. Coconut oil is a very stable natural oil which does not tend to oxidize and therefore does not yellow at room temperature. Due to the low molecular weight of its main component lauric acid, it can penetrate to the hair core to repair damages.

BELSIL® DADM 3050 E is suitable for use in various hair-care products, such as shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, hairdressing gel and elastin. Due to the synergistic effect of the silicone fluid and vegetable oil, this co-emulsion can provide excellent conditioning effects for hair care products. Experiments show that the conditioning performance of hair care formulations with this co-emulsion is significantly better than that of formulations with separately added conventional polydimethylsiloxane, amodimethicone and coconut oil. The use of BELSIL® DADM 3050 E co-emulsion not only greatly improves the conditioning effect, but also simplifies the preparation of hair care products. Meanwhile, product-stability problems that may be caused by the addition of vegetable oil alone can also be avoided.