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STEPANQUAT® Helia is a natural conditioning agent made from non-GMO sunflower oil.  It is 88% bio-based and readily biodegradable.

STEPANQUAT® Helia is a very mild cationic surfactant  that smooths each individual hair strand for super-soft, manageable hair.  It provides excellent wet and dry combability on hair, as well as excellent detangling and a soft, conditioned feel to the the hair.  STEPANQUAT® Helia provides substantive conditioning without build-up.

In skin care, STEPANQUAT® Helia provides a unique, soft, conditioned skin feel and emulsification for Oil in Water emulsifications.

Free from:
  • sulfates
  • silicones
  • preservatives
  • glycols
  • animal products
  • alcohols

Used in:

  • Rinse off & leave in hair conditioners
  • Hair styling products and hair treatments
  • Cationic-based lotions & creams
  • Conditioning Shampoos
  • Hand Soaps
  • Shower gels and body washes

Formulation Guidelines:

  • For best results, add STEPANQUAT® Helia after thickeners (ie, hydroxyethylcellulose, guars) and before long-chain alcohols
  • Keep pH above 3.0 to avoid hydrolysis
  • Can add to 2-in-1s or conditioning cleansers after the anionic surfactants - incorporate pearl or opacifying agent
  • Avoid heating formula above 75C (colour bodies may form)

Recommended usage rates:
Conditioners:  1 - 3%
Hair treatments:  1 - 5%
Lotions & Creams:  1 - 3%

INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate

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