Cationic guar gum
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Description: Cationic guar gum is a modified, naturally derived (from the seeds of the guar plant cyampopis tetragonolobus). It is a quaternary, high-molecular weight sugar polymer (polysaccharide) combining both thickening and conditioning effects.
Characteristics :Yellowish powder, faint characteristic odor.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
INCI Name: Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride
1.It is a potent non-gelling thickener and also known as a viscosity enhancer
2. It is quite useful as a foam booster when used together with surfactants
3. This product has additional conditioning effect due to the quaternary polymer structure as compared to regular guar gum
Use: Dissolve in water and stir thoroughly. Guar gum has a high pH >9 in order to thicken the solution that contains the guar gum the pH has to be <7. Add a tiny amount of citric acid or concentrated lemon juice to reach a lower pH and the solution is thickening. Stir well, typical use level is 0.2-2%. For external use only.
Applications: Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, creams, body washes, shower gels.