Ingredient Spotlight Pt. 2: Behentrimonium Methosulfate

Friday, June 21, 2013

What is Behentrimonium Methosulfate?

Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a cationic surfactant found in conditioners. It is also considered to not only be effective but also safe and mild to use on the hair. It is synthetically created from modified rapeseed oil. It is insoluble in water but dispersible in both water and oil.

What does it do for the hair?

It provides slip. It's excellent for detangling hair. It has the ability to moisturize and condition the hair from the inside out.  It can penetrate the hair shaft making the hair healthier and thus easy to comb and maintain. In addition, it helps to soften the hair. Finger detangling is much easier to do. The hair is able to be rinsed out clean without residue.

Which products contain this Ingredient?

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  1. Hi sunshyne, what about VO5 moisture milks? Does it contain the ingredient?

    1. Hi Nelly!! V05 Moisture Milks contains an ingredient called Stearalkonium Chloride (an ingredient that softens the hair), not Behentrimonium Methosulfate (detanlging ingredient).

  2. I find that my hair behaves so much better when this ingredient is in it. Definitely a must have for thick hair. Great post!

    1. Doesn't it make a difference!?! It's one of my favourite ingredients and I tend to lean towards products that contain it. Thanks for reading :)


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