1995 年 44 巻 4 号 p. 283-290
Many different polymers are used in the cosmetic industry and many new ones have been developed through application of new synthetic technology.
Polymer applications include thickeners emulsifiers, moisturizing agents, and conditioning agents, owing to properties such as surface activity, gelling and rheology.
The reasons why the structures and features of the polymers make them suitable for use as hair conditioning agents are discussed along with trends in the development of new hair conditioning agents. New polymers with multifunctions should find increasing application as hair conditioning agents, in the future.