Quaternium-80 is a quat - a cationic surfactant that is water soluble, versatile and used as a conditioning agent and emulsifier for water-insoluble ingredients. It is a silicone emollient made from coconut oil.
Quaternium-80 is a lightweight formula that is suitable for daily use. This polymer is commonly used in hair products, including conditioner, shampoo, hair color and bleaching, relaxers, sprays, gels, lotions, and detanglers, among others. It is easy to remove from hair but provides targeting conditioning, high gloss and shine, and a silky smooth strand of hair. It also has anti-static effects.
It’s also used in automotive care the enhance the drying effect of rinse aids. The same cationic characteristics that provide anti-static and gloss to hair do the same for automobiles, creating a bright, water-repellent surface and preventing build-up.