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Is steartrimonium chloride vegan?

Steartrimonium chloride is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is steartrimonium chloride?

Steartrimonium chloride is a chemical compound commonly used in the cosmetic and personal care industries as a conditioning agent. It is a quaternary ammonium salt derived from stearic acid, a saturated fatty acid found in many natural sources. Steartrimonium chloride is highly soluble in water and has excellent emulsifying properties, making it ideal for use in hair conditioners, fabric softeners, and other products that require a silky-smooth texture. It is also known for its antistatic properties and ability to improve the texture and manageability of hair. While it is generally considered safe for use in personal care products, it is important to use this ingredient in moderation to avoid potential skin irritations or allergic reactions.

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