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BTMS 50 Conditioning Emulsifying Wax

BTMS 50 Conditioning Emulsifying Wax

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BTMS-50, also known as Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol, is a popular conditioning agent and emulsifier used in cosmetic and personal care products. It is commonly found in hair care products such as conditioners, leave-in conditioners, hair masks, and other hair treatments. BTMS-50 is a quaternary ammonium compound, which means it has a positive charge, making it effective at conditioning and detangling hair.

Here's a breakdown of its components and their functions:

  1. Behentrimonium Methosulfate: This is the primary conditioning agent in BTMS-50. Despite its name, behentrimonium methosulfate is not a sulfate in the traditional sense (sulfate surfactants are known for their foaming and cleansing properties). Instead, it is a gentle, positively-charged surfactant that helps to improve the texture and manageability of hair. It has excellent conditioning properties, making the hair softer and smoother.

  2. Cetyl Alcohol: Cetyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that acts as a co-emulsifier and stabilizer in the formulation. It helps to thicken the product and gives it a creamy texture. Cetyl alcohol also provides additional conditioning properties to the hair, aiding in moisture retention.

  3. Butylene Glycol: Butylene glycol is a humectant, which means it helps to attract and retain moisture. In BTMS-50, it serves to enhance the moisturizing capabilities of the product, ensuring that the hair stays hydrated and nourished.

When used in hair care products, BTMS-50 helps to:

  • Condition and detangle hair: The positive charge of BTMS-50 allows it to adhere to the negatively charged surface of the hair, forming a protective and conditioning film. This makes the hair more manageable and less prone to tangling and breakage.

  • Improve texture: BTMS-50 makes the hair feel smoother and softer, adding a silky texture to the strands.

  • Enhance combability: It aids in combing or brushing the hair, reducing friction and preventing damage during styling.

  • Provide long-lasting moisture: BTMS-50 helps to seal in moisture, preventing dryness and promoting overall hair health.

  • Create stable emulsions: BTMS-50 acts as an emulsifier, allowing water and oil-based ingredients to blend together seamlessly in cosmetic formulations.

It's important to note that BTMS-50 is not a stand-alone preservative, and if a product contains water, it may require additional preservatives to prevent microbial growth.



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