N-Hance™ cationic guar INCI Name: Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

N-Hance cationic guars are cationic polymers that provide the dual benefits of conditioning and thickening. The cationic charge makes the product substantive to anionic surfaces such as skin and hair.

Many of the products in the N-Hance cationic guar product line have a high molecular weight, water-soluble backbone and are effective viscosifiers in aqueous solutions and surfactant-based systems.

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Application Information




Hair Care

N-Hance cationic guar polymers are used as conditioners, viscosity modifiers, static reducers, lather enhancers and deposition enhancers in soap and surfactant-based opaque and clear systems. Typical applications include normal, anti-dandruff, color/treated and ethnic hair shampoos, conditioners and volumizers

  • Provides a rich lather
  • Allows for enhanced active disposition of ingredients such as zinc and silicones
  • Gives hair a smooth, soft and silky feel
  • Provides tangle-free wet and dry comb
Skin Care

N-Hance cationic guar polymers are used to deliver enhanced conditioning, lather and moisture retention in soap and surfactant-based opaque and clear systems. Applications include body washes, shower gels and liquid soaps.

  • Provides a rich lather
  • Gives a soft after-rinse skin feel
  • Helps maintain moisture on the skin after rinsing

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Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Hair Care, Skin Care
Conditioning Polymer