Origin: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is produced by treating heated cellulose fibers with a caustic solution which in turn is reacted with methyl chloride and propylene oxide yielding the propyl-methyl ether of cellulose. The fibrous reaction product is purified and ground to a fine, uniform powder.
Also Known As: Hypromellose
Overview: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose us a vegetable-based polymer thickener. It effectively thickens the water phase of shampoos, conditioners, topical gels, and other kinds of emulsions. It can be used as a foam-enhancer and anti-caking agent.
- Hair preparations
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.2% to 1%