INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Cetrimonium Bromide
Equat-QCB is a hair conditioning agent used in cream rinses to provide improved hair manageability. It lessens static as it helps combs glide through hair both wet and dry.
Physical Form: White solid pellets
Shelf Life: 1 year from date of manufacture
I have been looking for cetrimonium bromide for some time, and finally was able to get some through Noble Roots--thank you so much! I wasn't sure what to expect, because I have had success formulating with BTMS-50/25 and have found both to be good conditioners and detanglers. So far....I prefer Equat over both. I think there is better detangling and "slip," and I use less when I formulate with this--5% for a thick product versus 7% with BTMS (and not only do I use less but I spend less per pound!). My first recipe was relatively simple--5% Equat, 1% cetearyl, and 1% coconut oil in my heated phase. I added a silicone at cool down, and voila, beautiful product that I am happy with. Next up--a leave-in conditioner. :-)