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Silsoft* AX and Silsoft AX-E PMF Conditioning Agents

Smoothness, Thermal Protection and Shine

Silsoft AX and Silsoft AX-E PMF conditioning agents are excellent candidates to consider for helping hair care products provide a straight, sleek look without leaving hair sticky or greasy with residue. Silsoft AX conditioning agent and its active emulsion, Silsoft AX-E PMF conditioning agent, possess a combination of both pendant amino and terminal alkyl groups on the silicone structure. This combination can enable formulators to provide enhanced thermal protection, smoothness, shine, softness and manageability for dry hair.

Silsoft* AX-E conditioning agent
Thermal Hair Straightening

Supporting Claims About the Benefits of Silicones With the help of functionalized silicones, hair care products can promote (1) better flat-iron straightening with less frizz and greater hair fiber alignment; (2) satisfactory permanent straightening at moderate


More About Silsoft* AX and Silsoft AX-E PMF Conditioning Agents

Along with superior conditioning and manageability, these conditioning agents also can help extend the life of hair coloring and dyes and strengthen hair, making it both softer and fuller. Silsoft AX and Silsoft AX-E PMF conditioning agents are smart choices to consider for products targeting dry, heat-damaged or color-treated hair, because they can strengthen hair, provide thermal protection and provide color-retention benefits.

Silsoft AX and Silsoft AX-E PMF conditioning agents also have proven to be versatile, with a wide array of potential applications including: 

  • Thermal protection products
  • Products designed to smooth hair, including leave-in conditioners, shampoos, rinse-off conditioners and serums
  • Shine spray
  • Ethnic hair care products
  • Products for color protection
  • Body washes
  • Liquid hand soaps
  • Bar soaps

For key features, typical benefits and physical properties, potential applications, and more, please download the marketing bulletin on this page.

* Silsoft is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

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