Syensqo have developed three groundbreaking hair care ingredients that tackle some of the most common consumer hair care problems, from split ends to heat protection and anti-frizz, in innovative ways. 

Let’s take a closer look.

Polycare® Heat Therapy: An Effective, Natural Heat Shield

INCI: Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Polycare® Heat Therapy offers an innovative, natural, non-ecotoxic solution for safeguarding hair against the ravages of high temperatures. This double-derivatized cationic guar forms an invisible shield on the hair’s surface, preserving not just the hair’s structural integrity but also its softness and manageability. 

This breakthrough ingredient not only promises to protect hair from heat-induced damage but also enhances styling results, offering more control and maintaining the hair’s natural feel without buildup. With extensive testing showing significantly less damage compared to other natural products and improved resistance to breakage, Polycare® Heat Therapy stands out as a superior choice for maintaining strong, healthy hair. It even eases the combing process on wet hair, reducing the force required and further protecting the hair from mechanical damage. 

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This bio-based, silicone-free product is not just about preventing damage; it’s about enhancing the overall hair styling experience, making it an indispensable addition to any hair care routine focused on health and beauty.

Key Benefits

  • Heat protection active ingredient
  • Discipline and straightening effect
  • Multifunctional ingredient protects and cares
  • Cold-processable
  • No build-up in multiple applications
  • Number one bio-based silicone replacement 

Polycare® Split Therapy: Stepping into Real Hair Cure

INCI: Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Polycare® Split Therapy presents a pioneering advancement in hair care with its ability to repair more than 90% of split ends from the first application. Developed from bio-sourced guar, this innovation offers a long-lasting solution that withstands combing, washing, and heat, marking a significant leap from traditional treatments. Unlike typical commercial serums that show a 60-73% repair rate, Polycare® Split Therapy boasts a 90-95% effectiveness, demonstrating superior performance without leaving any residue, even on Caucasian hair. This effectiveness is further underscored by its 93% repair retention rate after heat styling at 180°C, showcasing its resilience and efficiency.

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The secret behind Polycare® Split Therapy’s success lies in its unique ability to interact with the hair’s split surface chemistry, creating a thin film that effectively seals split ends and ensures durability without buildup. This technology, which surpasses conventional repair methods, has earned Solvay the “Best Innovation Contributor Beauty Care” award from Henkel. Ideal for shampoos, conditioners, and serums, Polycare® Split Therapy is a testament to Syensqo’s commitment to offering sustainable, less damaging hair care alternatives that cater to the modern consumer’s demand for natural, effective solutions.

Key Benefits

  • Up to 90% repair of split ends from 1st use
  • Typical use level 0.5%
  • Long-lasting sealing
  • Resists washing, combing and flat ironing
  • Easy to process: cold-processable and no premix needed
  • No residue or build-up, not sticky

Protection for Coloured Hair

Polycare® Split Therapy also offers powerful damage protection when bleaching or colouring hair. When incorporated into lightening powders or added just before colouring, it significantly reduces cuticle damage, ensuring that cuticles remain almost intact and resulting in noticeably softer hair. 

When incorporated into bleaching or colouring products, ​​Polycare® Split Therapy also reduced colour fade over time, so hair was less dull after multiple washes. 

Polycare® Frizz Therapy: Anti-Frizz Solution for Durable Shape

INCI: Polymethacrylamido-propyltrimonium Chloride

Polycare® Frizz Therapy is a groundbreaking synthetic, low-viscosity cationic polymer designed to combat frizz effectively in both straight and curly hair. Boasting superior performance over current market leaders, this ingredient operates by neutralising the negative charge in damaged or wet hair, reducing frizz significantly. 

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It offers exceptional humidity resistance for up to three days, ensures durable shape and discipline, and is ideal for daily application due to its high solubility in common solvents and non-greasy, non-sticky nature.

Polycare® Frizz Therapy is not just about controlling frizz; it’s also about enhancing the overall health and appearance of hair. With benefits like no negative sensory impact, superior heat protection, and suitability for minimalist beauty regimes, this ingredient supports a simplified beauty routine while providing effective frizz control and heat defence. It’s perfect for use in a variety of hair care formulations, including leave-in treatments and creams. 

Key Benefits

  • High humidity resistance
  • Not greasy, not sticky, no flakes
  • No build up, no stiffening/cardboard effect
  • Ideal for daily use
  • Heat protection

If you want to learn more about how to incorporate Syensqo’s Polycare® Therapies for Hair into your formulation, or if you’d like to request a sample, please get in touch.

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