Polyquaternium-11 provides shine, detangling and de-frizzing benefits to hair conditioners and shampoos by coating the hair in a clear film that adds visible and sensorial volume

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Polyquaternium-11 provides shine, detangling and de-frizzing benefits to hair conditioners and shampoos by coating the hair in a clear film that adds visible and sensorial volume


Polyquaternium-11 is a quaternary ammonium compound that forms flexible films with mild conditioning benefits in rinse off and styling applications.

Use as a conditioning agent in shampoos and cream or clear rinse conditioners. Provides instant detangling whilst adding volume and body to the hair. It makes the hair easier to comb.

Particularly effective in hair styling products, including spray on conditioners and detanglers. Excellent for use with blow drying and straighteners where it can provide thermal protection for the hair.

Polyquaternium-11 can be used in skincare products also for improved skin feel. PQ-11 works well in shaving products, skin creams and lotions, liquid soap and bars of soap.

Polyquarternium when used in a foaming product such as a shampoo or shower gel will enhance the foam levels. PQ-11 is compatible with with non-ionic, anionic and amphoteric surfactants and rheology modifiers. PQ-11 is excellent combined with carbomer to produce smooth and easily applied gels.

PQ-11 can enhance the stability of surfactant, cream and lotion based formulations.


Clear to light yellow viscous liquid with characteristic odour. Supplied as 20% active in water

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Positively charged tetra-substituted nitrogen derivatives

How to Use

Polyquaternium-11 is supplied as a viscous liquid, though supplied in a jar for ease of use as the liquid is very thick. Gently warming can help with the usability in formulation.

Polyquarternium-11 is readily dissolved in water and thus it is easiest to dissolve into the water stage of formulation. When used in surfactant based formulation we advise adding the PQ-11 before surfactants for ease of dispersal.

When formulating in hot process applications, add to the water phase and disperse. PQ-11 is resilient to heat.

Recommended Usage Level

0.1 - 1%

Maximum Usage Level

Undefined, levels above 2% may result in a sticky and tacky feel to products.

Products to Use In

  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Styling Products
  • Aftershave Balms
  • Creams and Lotions
  • Gels, especially those based upon Carbomer


Use gloves (disposable are ideal)

Take care when handling hot oils

Wear eye protection

Work in a well ventilated room

Keep ingredients and hot oils away from children

If ingested seek immediate medical advice

If contact is made with eyes, rinse immediately with clean warm water and seek medical advice if in any doubt

Safety First

In addition to our precautions and general safety information, we always recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby. You are working with hot water and oils, accidents can happen, so always be prepared!

Skin Type:
All Hair Types
Key Benefits:
Antistatic, Anti-tangle hair product ingredient
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Polyquart 11
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Polyquaternium-11 Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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Polyquaternium-11 Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

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Polyquaternium-11 Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Polyquaternium-11 Allergens Declaration

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Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Great Conditioner

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Feb 2021

    Wonderful ingredient to add to my natural homemade conditioners. Very moisturising. I love it.