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Silicone oil emulsions: strategies to improve their stability and applications in hair care products

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Silicone oils have wide range of applications in personal care products due to their unique properties of high lubricity, non‐toxicity, excessive spreading and film formation. They are usually employed in the form of emulsions due to their inert nature. Until now, different conventional emulsification techniques have been developed and applied to prepare silicone oil emulsions. The size and uniformity of emulsions showed important influence on stability of droplets, which further affect the application performance. Therefore, various strategies were developed to improve the stability as well as application performance of silicone oil emulsions. In this review, we highlight different factors influencing the stability of silicone oil emulsions and explain various strategies to overcome the stability problems. In addition, the silicone deposition on the surface of hair substrates and different approaches to increase their deposition are also discussed in detail.
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Keywords: deposition; hair care; silicone oil emulsions; size distribution; stability

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2014

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