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What are polyquats, and are they bad?

Hi everyone,

I seem to recall someone saying polyquats can be bad, but I can't find any threads about it.

If they can be bad, are there different ones, and which ones are best to avoid?

Thanks!!
Mostly 2A; Fine and wavy :batman:

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  • echokittenechokitten Posts: 1,751Registered Users
    Wikipedia
    Polyquaterniums find particular application in conditioners, shampoo, mousse, hair spray, hair dye, and contact lens solutions. Because they are positively charged, they neutralize the negative charges of most shampoos and hair proteins and help hair lay flat. Their positive charges also ionically bond them to hair and skin.

    Check out this thread, sorry I know it's long but it's got some good info for you in it...http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/viewtopic.php?t=45874&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
    Cincinnati Ohio>>>Coarse protein sensitive 3a, Jessicurl WDT as a leave in, Biotera gel, White Boots, PW= coffeecurls

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  • FuzzyMonsterFuzzyMonster Posts: 259Registered Users
    Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for!
    Mostly 2A; Fine and wavy :batman:
  • Swirlycurly ChemistSwirlycurly Chemist Posts: 335Registered Users
    more info (title is misspelled, by error when it was uploaded to the webpage)

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlcolumns/articles.php?id=414
    3A canopy with 3B underneath
    Low poo, not afraid of amine-based silicones or polyquats, silk proteins are good as well.