Smart science to improve lives™
Personal Care
Personal Care
Female combing conditioner through her wet hair to maintain shine and vibrancy using Croda ingredients that are suited to all hair types and ethnicities with conditioning, sun protecting, anti-age, anti-frizz, retention of curls and colour maintenance, benefits

Conditioners

Regardless of texture or colour, conditioners are an integral part of our hair care routines, helping to restore softness and manageability to the hair. In addition to traditional conditioning benefits, consumers are now demanding more from their hair care products; with a need for versatile ingredients that offer multiple benefits to combat their individual hair needs. Our wide range of multifaceted conditioning agents are suitable for all hair types and conditions, helping hair care formulators design personalised solutions for their customers in a wide range of consumer appealing formats.
young woman brunette touching hair healthy happy

Why are conditioners needed?

Our hair is exposed to a range of factors which can damage or weaken the hair fibre, such as:

• Heat styling
• Chemical treatments
• Grooming practices
• Pollution
• Weather
• Ageing

Damage can lead to the hair looking dull, feeling rough and being difficult to manage. Conditioners are essential as they provide lubrication between hair fibres, both in the wet and dry state, which provides hair protection from external insults. Conditioners are available in a wide range of formats to deliver the desired level of conditioning depending on the target hair type and need, from traditional rinse-off formats to leave-in conditioners and detangling sprays. No matter the format, the primary function is to smooth the hair cuticle and leave the hair feeling softer, shinier and more manageable. Aside from conditioning benefits, conditioners can also deliver additional benefits such as UV protection, colour retention, anti-frizz, strengthening and more, catering to all consumer desires.

Allow Croda to keep your hair in great condition, with our wide range of multi-functional conditioning ingredients that are able to deliver consumer-perceivable improvements in hair condition, all validated by our global network of claims substantiation scientists. Combined with our extensive portfolio of formulation ingredients, let us help you to create a unique sensorial experience for your hair care formulations. 

Product finder

A guide to biopolymers

smiling woman in nature
3.7 MB
Download
Beautiful brunette female with long, straight, shiny and brunette hair that can be achieved using Croda's diverse range of hair applications for conditioning, straightening and cleansing for softening, strengthening, frizz control, thermal protection, colour retention and moisturisation

Hair care

Discover our extensive range of innovative ingredients suitable for an array of diverse hair care applications, with solutions to meet your every hair care need.

young woman standing outdoors in the sun with her arms outstretched

Proteins and biopolymers

At Croda, our expertise is in processing natural protein sources into functional ingredients which provide impressive multi-functional benefits. Discover our wide range of protein and biopolymers ingredients, suitable for inclusion in conditioner formulations to help improve hair quality.
Discover more

Videos

Get in touch to learn more about our innovative hair conditioning ingredients