keyboard_arrow_upGivaudan Active Beauty presents a clean and sustainable hair care solution
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Givaudan Active Beauty presents Naturein Wheat Peptides, a clean and sustainable alternative to cationic guar, a key specific detangling ingredient for hair care. The new natural ingredient is obtained from 100 percent French origin locally-sourced wheat and crafted by green fractionation. Ecological and natural beauty are two of the biggest hair care market trends in […]

keyboard_arrow_upCandi&Co. presents 2019 Hair Trend Report, #Candiland
keyboard_arrow_downCandi&Co. presents 2019 Hair Trend Report, #Candiland

Inspired by the bold hair trends from local and global music festivals such as Coachella, Rocking the Daisies, Burning Man and AfroPunk, #Candiland, the 2019 Candi&Co. Hair Trend Report has been launched just in time to add colour and fun to winter.

keyboard_arrow_upP&G Beauty unveils new hair care brand for between washes
keyboard_arrow_downP&G Beauty unveils new hair care brand for between washes

The Procter & Gamble Company announced today the launch of its first new retail hair care brand globally in four years, inspired by and co-designed with women in Cape Town during the water crisis Capetonians experienced in early 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upSymHair Shape and Color protects hair style and dye
keyboard_arrow_downSymHair Shape and Color protects hair style and dye

Symrise presents SymHair Shape & Color. The cosmetic ingredient is able to tame volume and frizz, gives a memory effect to curls even in high humidity and protects coloured hair from fading. SymHair Shape & Color also strengthens the hair and decreases hair breakage.

keyboard_arrow_upEthnic hair care goes natural
keyboard_arrow_downEthnic hair care goes natural

Johannah Moriti has established the first cosmetic company in South Africa to manufacture natural chemical-free products that don't alter the structure of ethnic hair. Her products are changing the cosmetic industry, for the first time offering women an alternative to harmful chemical-based hair products.

keyboard_arrow_upNew shampoo and conditioner from Hannon
keyboard_arrow_downNew shampoo and conditioner from Hannon

Hannon has added two new products to its hair care range - Hannon Super Shine Shampoo and Super Shine Conditioner. The shampoo is an extremely gentle cleansing shampoo for normal to dry hair, which gives extra shine and is gentle enough for daily use and is suitable for colour or chemically treated hair.

keyboard_arrow_upHannon Scalp Therapy Treatment Mask
keyboard_arrow_downHannon Scalp Therapy Treatment Mask

Hannon Scalp Therapy Treatment Mask is an intense treatment to relieve most common scalp disorders such as hair loss and dry itchy scalp. It penetrates into the three layers of the skin to help rebuild damaged cell tissues. Ideal for colour and chemically treated hair, it also helps to heal inflamed skin conditions, and rehydrates the hair and scalp.

keyboard_arrow_upConditioning for perms and relaxersConditioning for perms and relaxers
keyboard_arrow_downConditioning for perms and relaxersConditioning for perms and relaxers

BioPlex Cetylsil PHS from Biosil Technologies yields a reduced irritation profile which is typically experienced with Cetrimonium Chloride. BioPlex Cetylsil PHS is an excellent ingredient to incorporate into sensitive skin and scalp applications. This proprietary ingredient combines a fatty, quaternary compound and a carboxyated silicone. Designed to be ideal to incorporate into high alkaline hair treatments, BioPlex Cetylsil PHS is water soluble. High alkaline systems such as hair relaxers and permanent waving solutions affect the cuticle of the hair and can cause significant damage. The addition of conditioning agents is critical in developing formulations which will result in hair that is manageable, shiny and healthy in appearance.

keyboard_arrow_upUniversal application
keyboard_arrow_downUniversal application

As a high molecular weight silicone quat micro emulsion for shampoo and conditioner applications, Abil ME 45, from Evonik Industries (represented in South Africa by Protea Speciality Chemicals), includes a high molecular weight silicone quat, which in its neat form is difficult to formulate with due to its high viscosity and which makes the creation of clear and stable formulations difficult to achieve. By incorporating this highly efficient silicone quat via a microemulsion into a conditioning formulation, a highly homogeneous and fine distribution in the final formulation is achieved.

keyboard_arrow_upOlive oil – not just for cooking
keyboard_arrow_downOlive oil – not just for cooking

For centuries, olive oil has been a basic ingredient for herbal and cosmetic preparations. Its fatty acids have emollient, restructuring and skin protective properties, making it an important substance for the production of ingredients for personal care. Olive oil unsaponifiable fraction is very similar to sebum and able to penetrate in the horny layer, helping to restore the fatty fraction of skin hydro-lipidic film, and it is rich in polyphenolic derivatives, whose action prevents oxidation of cells, thanks to the capture of damaging free radicals.