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THERMAL PROTECTION BENEFITS ON HAIR FROM SILICONE CONDITIONING POLYMERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031140D
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-14

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Abstract

Silicone polymers, in particular the amino-functional silicones, SF 1708 and Silsoft® Tone, are effective thermal protection additives delivered from either a leave-in or a rinse-off vehicle to minimize hair damage caused by high temperature hair styling devices. These polymers are more effective than a high molecular weight silicone gum, SF 1214. This thermal protection benefit cannot be simply explained by deposition alone; spreading, surface coverage and orientation perhaps play significant roles. It is likely that other amino silicone polymers, including silicone quats, would provide similar thermal protection benefits.