Cationic surfactant that is used primarily as a conditioner for hair care products. Mackalene 426 has an advantage over quaternary ammonium cationics in that it rinses more readily from the hair and thereby prevents build-up or a “matted” feel. Mackalene 426 is also compatible with anionic surfactants and is recommended as a conditioner in both clear shampoo formulations and skin cleansers. When properly formulated, it does not depress foam or lather. At an active level of 4%, Mackalene 426 is non-irritating to the skin and eyes. This grade is preserved with DMDM Hydantoin.


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Segments Applications
Personal Care Hair Care | Skin Care

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Surfactants Cationic Amine Salts

Region of commercial availability

  • Asia / Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America

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