Hydrophobicity means it repels water. Since 18-MEA’s hydrophobiclayer sorrounds the outer layer of the cuticle it helps keep the inner hydrophilic (water lover) protein’s from losing moisture causing our hair to stay moisturized and hydrated.
The 18 MEA layer helps keep moisture locked in your hair but also repels moisture from entering. This layer presents as sleek and shiny hhair that prevents damage to the cuticle. Depleted 18-MEA leaves hair tangled, dry, brittle, and aged.
Once you deplete your your hair 18 MEA it’s gone forever. While you can’t replace this naturally occuring lipid, a few companies have created a modified of 18 MEA to help restore damaged hair and increase hydrophobicity.
Ingredients containing Quarterizing 18 MEA
Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate (and) Cetyl alcohol)
Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate (and) Dipropylene glycol
These products add a lot to slip to your hair!
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