Polycare® Split Therapy
A natural functional active ingredient stepping into real hair cure
A natural functional active ingredient for long and healthy hair
Trimming hair is no longer the only cure for split ends. Research and Innovation (R&I) teams at Solvay have developed the first-ever fix for split ends that works miracles on damaged hair. After a single application, Polycare® Split Therapy repairs damaged hair by 90% to deliver long-lasting sealing of split ends, leaving the hair looking and feeling healthy.
Tracking trends in global hair care
- Maintaining longer hair to look more luxurious and healthy-looking
- De-averaging and customization through products designed “just for me”
- Answering the call for Clean Beauty
What does Polycare® Split Therapy bring?
The Solvay R&I team has a solution for curing damaged hair with new Polycare® Split Therapy, an efficient guar-based solution that formulators can easily use to offer real reparation in hair care and deliver long-term consumer satisfaction.
Polycare® Split Therapy has an innovative structure that delivers a host of advantages:
- Instant and long-lasting split-ends repair: >90% healing after one serum application
- A versatile solution: compatible and efficient in rinse-off and leave-on formulations
- Aligned with eco-design principles: renewable material that is safe for the environment thanks to its ethically sourced, guar-based structure
“You can continue washing your hair with neutral shampoo, comb it and use a hot iron on it, and most of the repair will be retained, especially after an initial application as a serum.”
Better long hair, naturally
Split ends are a sign of unhealthy, damaged hair and often accompanied by breakage, dullness and premature aging.
Polycare® Split Therapy proves its efficiency by demonstrating its inherent properties. Statistical analysis was done to show Polycare® Split Therapy’s performance and durability with internal tests on tresses validated by an external laboratory. To begin the testing, split ends were counted one-by-one before and after treatment to calculate the percentage of reparation.
In terms of performance, 90% to 95% of split ends were repaired after one serum application, versus 60% to 73% of reparation with commercial benchmarks. The split ends were fully sealed after just three applications using Polycare® Split Therapy. In testing its effectiveness in a shampoo, the results were just as promising: after just one washing, 40% to 60% of the hair was repaired.
Solvay's Polycare® Split Therapy consistently outperformed all market benchmarks
Damaged hair treated with Polycare® Split Therapy shows that it can withstand multiple washings, repeated combings and excessive heat exposures from flat or curling irons. Polycare® Split Therapy outperformed all market benchmarks.
Polycare®️ Split Therapy in the News!
Tracking trends in global hair care
Split decisions: what it takes to ensure healthy hair
The secret? A novel guar derivative, making for a highly naturally-derived active ingredient that works miracles on damaged hair.
“Best Innovation Contributor Beauty Care”
Solvay is the proud recipient of Henkel’s “Best Innovation Contributor Beauty Care” award, recognizing Polycare®️ Split Therapy.
Hair Solution For Full Splits Reparation
Formulators can easily create an entire repair routine with some variations for hair type function
Polycare® Split Therapy is a natural-based, functional active that offers real and quantifiable hair cure upon first use and long-lasting sealant properties even after repeated use. Because this ethically and responsibly sourced ingredient is versatile and easy to use, formulators will find Polycare® Split Therapy to be ideal for designing products that can satisfy multiple consumer needs.
- Serum and treatment