Polyquaternium 10

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Polyquaternium 10

Polyquaternium 10 is used in all kinds of hair conditioning products including hair shampoos, hair rinses, hair gels for imparting good conditioning benefits like wet comb- ability, lubricity, conditioning, as well as thickening properties. Excellent for maintaining curls too.

Polyquatermium 10 is easy to use since it is compatible with a wide range of Amphoteric and Anionic Surfactants.

Polyquaternium-10 is a specialty quaternized cellulose polymer produced by reacting a cationic etherifying agent and hydroxyethyl cellulose.

Good Rheological modifier, builds viscosity - an excellent thickener.   

Quat conditioner of the polymeric quaternary ammonium salt of hydroxyethyl cellulose.

Use: Add as is to water phase of formula, use between 0.2 and 2%, common concentration in a shampoo is 0.5%.


External use only.

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Product Name and CAS No.

  • INCI Name: Polyquaternium 10
  • CAS no53568-66-4, 54351-50-7, 55353-19-0, 68610-92-4, 81859-24-7


  • Appearance: Tan Powder
  • Odor: Faint Odor
  • pH5.5 - 6.5 (2% solution)
  • Viscosity1,000-2,500 cps
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components
  • Animal Testing: Not animal tested
  • GMO: No data available

Use in Cosmetics and Shampoo Crafting


  • An excellent Conditioning agent, adheres readily to hair proteins
  • Imparts excellent superb wet combatibility,
  • Adds fullness, manageability & curl retention
  • Builds viscosity making the use of an auxiliary thickener unnecessary


Keep in a cool (preferably below 85°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.

Shelf Life

Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.

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  • 5
    Shampoo's Best Friend

    Posted by Aerin on Aug 12th 2019

    It helps thicken and enhance the feel of any shampoo I've made with it. 0.5% in any surfactant blend is perfect, as expected.

  • 5
    Polyquaternium 10

    Posted by Rachel Blistein on Mar 18th 2019

    Beautiful polyquat and great service!