Do You Judge A Conditioner By Its Slip?

Posted by Michele Scott-Lynch at

Slip basically refers to how well a product detangles curls. Some curly folks place a lot of importance on the slip a product gives their hair, believing that the more slippery a product feels on the hair, the better it is. Ingredients like Behentrimonium Chloride or Behentrimonium Methosulfate give a product great slip -  they accumulate and form a film on the surface of the hair. They thicken and emulsify formulations making them feel creamy and therefore easier to detangle your curls. However, being film-formers they sit on the shaft and often don’t penetrate. However, just because a product has...

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