Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

INCI Name
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
Ingredient origins
Guar Bean
Role
Emollient, Viscosity Modifying Agent
Common name
Guar Gum
EWG score
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The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
Approved
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Ingredient details
Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is an organic compound that is a water-soluble quaternary ammonium derivative of guar gum. It is used in shampoos as a conditioning agent. It is cationic (positively charged) and works by neutralizing the negative charges on hair strands that cause static and tangling.