As the hair care market evolves and as consumers demand increasingly versatile hair products, formulators must utilize the most advanced ingredients for hair care applications. Solvay provides an extensive portfolio of naturally derived, mild materials for use in a wide range of hair care applications with extraordinary cleansing, conditioning and sensory properties. Our scientists develop the most innovative ingredients for today’s hair care formulators to meet the specific needs of hair care consumers.

“As hair care applications become more complex, we continue to innovate versatile, sustainable and high-quality hair care ingredients.”

Stephanie Neplaz, Global Marketing Innovation Director, Hair Care at Solvay
Shampoos and Rinses

As the most fundamental stage of any hair routine, today’s shampoos and rinses must offer highly customizable properties with unique benefits and functions for every hair type and various degrees of hair damage. Solvay offers our partners innovative, naturally derived ingredients with outstanding cleansing, sensory and aesthetic properties to produce top-of-the-line shampoos and rinses that address every hair care concern such as scalp health, anti-dandruff worries, mild cleansing needs and protection from heat, sun and color treatment. Discover Solvay’s advanced portfolio of hair conditioning agents, active delivery polymers, sulfate-free surfactants, emollients and solubilizers for innovative and effective hair care products.

An efficient natural oil solubilizer and offers excellent foaming, clean-feeling and silicone-alternative options for formulators. This naturally derived solubilizer works in synergy with anionic and amphoteric surfactants delivering unmatched clarity and stability for effective hair care products that appeal to consumers’ senses.

100% biodegradable hair conditioning ingredient designed to promote excellent hair softness and less build-up as a silicone-alternative in high-quality shampoos and conditioners. 

A high active, sulfate-free surfactant system with foam boosting, texturizing and mildness properties for gentle hair care solutions. This ingredient offers formulators unrivaled flexibility in the development of opaque and clear sulfate-free formulations.

A repairing and deposition agent derived from natural guar polysaccharide and designed with positive sensory experiences, excellent conditioning and easy wet combing for both opaque and transparent hair care formulations. 

High active surfactants system designed for structured liquid formulations in hair care products with skin care-like sensory experiences and provides consumers with excellent cleansing and moisturizing properties. This unique ingredient is engineered to stabilize high loads of insoluble actives without requiring a suspending polymer and maximizes the deposition of beneficial agents due to its synergy with cationic surfactants repairing the hydrophobic layer of hair. 

Naturally derived texturizing, detangling, stabilizing and conditioning guar polysaccharide designed for use in superior products for dry and damaged hair. This non-ionic thickening agent for transparent formulations offers optimal sensory experiences for smooth, soft hair.

Ultra-clear and eco-friendly bio-based guar derivative that delivers wet and dry hair conditioning benefits without build-up. This product provides good compatibility with sulfate-free surfactants and exhibits gentle conditioning properties for use in baby hair care products.

A versatile deposition agent that is suitable for all hair types in a variety of conditioning products. This naturally derived guar polysaccharide delivers excellent wet and dry combing benefits in both sulfate and sulfate-free products and prevents product build-up and weighing down of hair. 

A split-end repair active ingredient with exceptional resistance to combing, washing and heat exposure, in addition to sealing properties that repair more than 90% of split ends after just one use. This eco-friendly guar derivative is compatible in a variety of hair care products designed to help consumers restore healthy hair.

Biodegradable opacifier for shampoos that provides a creamy, white appearance for all-natural shampoo formulations. This innovative ingredient is derived from natural fatty acids and is easy for formulators to implement in superior environmentally-friendly hair care solutions.

Ready-to-use pearlizing agent for hair care formulations that produces high shine and excellent opacity. For shampoos and rinses that need an opaque or pearly appearance, formulators implement this pumpable liquid in a variety of hair care solutions.  

Liquid pearlizing agent for hair care formulations that are engineered for excellent aesthetics. This ingredient produces an appealing opaque and pearly finish for high-quality, foaming hair care products.

Conditioner, Masks and Leave-Ins

Conditioners, masks and leave-ins formulated with high-quality ingredients provide today’s hair care industry with specialized solutions that offer enhanced moisture and hydration for all hair types and textures. From sun damage recovery to color maintenance, conditioners, masks and leave-ins meet a wide range of needs across the hair care market. Solvay helps formulators meet this demand with a broad portfolio of extraordinarily effective and versatile products for the industry’s best conditioners, masks and leave-ins.

Fully-biodegradable hair conditioning emollient designed to promote excellent hair softness and less build-up as a silicone-alternative in high-quality conditioners, masks and leave-in formulations. 

A naturally derived texturizing, detangling, stabilizing and conditioning guar designed for use in superior hair care products. This non-ionic thickening agent for transparent formulations offers optimal sensory experiences for smooth, soft hair.

Versatile deposition and conditioning agent that is suitable for all hair types in a variety of conditioning products. This bio-based polymer delivers excellent wet and dry conditioning benefits in both sulfate and sulfate-free products and prevents the build-up of product and weighing down of hair. 

Split-end repair active ingredient with exceptional resistance to combing, washing and heat exposure, in addition to sealing properties that repair more than 90% of split ends after just one use. This eco-friendly product is compatible in a variety of hair care products designed to help consumers restore healthy hair.

 

Serum, Oil and Treatments

For superior and personalized hair care, consumers rely on serums, oils and treatments to achieve outstanding results for their unique hair type. These complex formulations require advanced materials to address specific consumer interests, including split end repair, shinier and smoother hair, and naturally based hair care treatments. Explore Solvay’s portfolio of products designed to create preservative-free serums, oils and treatments with outstanding conditioning and reparative properties.

A highly efficient emulsifier that creates oil-in-polyol solutions with excellent protective and nourishing properties. This innovative product introduces a new sensory experience and novel textures for hair care consumers.

Fully-biodegradable hair conditioning polymer designed to promote excellent hair softness and less build-up as a silicone-alternative in high-quality shampoos and conditioners. 

Split-end repair active ingredient with exceptional resistance to combing, washing and heat exposure, in addition to sealing properties that repair more than 90% of split ends after just one use. This eco-friendly product is compatible in a variety of hair care products designed to help consumers restore healthy hair.

Baby Formulations

To ensure safe, gentle products and meet industry standards, today’s baby formulations must be developed with excellent foaming properties and an outstanding cleansing and sensory experience. Solvay offers safe, effective and reliable products for use in sulfate-free, gentle baby cleansing products.

Is an innovative, bio-based conditioning polymer that is specifically developed for use in baby cleansing formulations. This transparent hair care solution offers good compatibility with anionic and amphoteric surfactants and exhibits gentle conditioning properties for use in baby hair products.