Collection: SurfactantsHC

A surfactant (Surface Acting Agent) is a compound which lowers the surface tension of a liquid. When dissolved in water the lower surface tension makes it easier to lift dirt and grease, and help to keep the grime suspended in the dirty water instead of settling back down to the surface that's being cleaned. Surfactants are the main cleansing agents in dish and hand soap, laundry detergents, degreasers, car washes etc.... They are used in haircare to clean the hair and scalp of dirt and excess oils. Here are some surfactants that are commonly used in shampoos:

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