Want to take your anti-frizz formulations to the next level? Then take a look at Solvay’s impressive Polycare® Frizz Therapy: a synthetic low-viscosity cationic polymer that offers outstanding anti-frizz performance for straight or curly hair compared to the industry’s leading benchmark.

In this blog post we’ll be discussing how Polycare® Frizz Therapy works, what makes it so unique and how you can get your hands on it.   

Polycare® Frizz Therapy: how does it work?

Using advanced technology, Polycare® Frizz Therapy works by counteracting the most common cause of frizzy hair, which often occurs by damaged or wet hair becoming negatively charged. Through static attraction, Polycare® Frizz Therapy’s positively charged properties neutralise negatively charged hair and minimise frizz. This innovative ingredient also provides a high resistance to humidity for up to three days, maintains durable shape and long-lasting discipline, and is suitable for daily use.

The visual assessment below shows the effect of Polycare® Frizz Therapy over three days:

Polycare® Frizz Therapy – Visual assessment (50%)

Key features

  • Comes in a liquid concentrated form (32–34% active matter)
  • Readily soluble in many common solvents such as water, alcohols and glycols
  • Suitable for daily use
  • Offers high humidity resistance for up to three days
  • Provides excellent heat protection and is non-greasy and non-sticky
  • REACH compliant
  • Listed under the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC)


Polycare® Frizz Therapy is most effective when used in preventative leave-in treatments and creams before hot tools or styling instruments are used. However, it has also proven to have good anti-frizz capabilities in leave-on products, sprays and creams. Products that are formulated with Polycare® Frizz Therapy also result in no flakes, no build up and no cardboard effect. 


Here are some of the key benefits that Polycare® Frizz Therapy can bring to your anti-frizz hair care formulations:

No negative sensory impact

In addition to its outstanding anti-frizz properties, the visual assessment from Solvay identified that Polycare® Frizz Therapy also provides a natural, non-greasy and non-sticky look with no negative sensory impact (see Solvay’s website for details). 

Superior heat protection

Polycare® Frizz Therapy offers superb heat protection properties by increasing the matrix crosslink density of the hair and improving the structural integrity of ordered hair proteins, when compared to untreated hair. This lowers the damage caused by straighteners and other heat styling products, and means that the hair is better protected over repeated applications.

Answers the demand for minimalist beauty care products

Minimalist beauty care (or ‘skinimalism’) is a hot topic in both the beauty and hair care industries, with many consumers now actively searching for products that simplify their beauty and hair care regimes. Polycare® Frizz Therapy taps into this demand, with its combination of outstanding anti-frizz properties and heat protection capabilities, helping the consumer to save both money and time! 

Formulating with Polycare® Frizz Therapy

If you’d like to find out more about this innovative new ingredient from Solvay, visit their website or get in touch with our technical experts for specialist advice and product samples. Be sure to check out Solvay’s two other hair health actives too: Polycare® Heat Therapy and Polycare® Split Therapy!

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