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ACUDYNE™ 180

A firm hold hair fixative polymer for hair styles with superior humidity resistance. Is recommended in a broad range of applications from aerosols to gels and styling additives. INCI Name: Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer

Benefits:

  • Firm hold on hair without build-up or flaking for a natural feel
  • Superior humidity resistance
  • Excellent curl retention in hair gels
  • Offers style retention with a more natural feel and ease of comb
  • No porcine contamination
  • No animal cross contamination
  • Non-GMO*
  • Halal*
  • Kosher*
  • Does not meet the definition of a nanomaterial as listed in Article 2(k) of the EU Cosmetic Regulation
  • No animal cross contamination
  • No porcine contamination

*See Regulatory Datasheet for further details

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • Application Format Yes No Clear Systems
  • Hair Protection Benefits Yes No Heat Protection
  • Hair Texture Benefits Yes No Curl Definition, Curl Retention
  • Performance Benefits Yes No Film Former
  • Water/Ethanol Solubility Yes No Yes

The uncompromising hair fixative resin

When it comes to hair styling products, consumers expect a lasting hold while maintaining a natural feel. Dow’s ACUDYNE™ 180 is an uncompromising hair fixative and styling polymer that delivers both.

ACUDYNE™ 180 offers versatility in formulation – ranging from aerosols, gels, and mousses to setting lotions – and gives hair a firm hold with a natural feel.

Enabling formulation compatibility

The unique polymer structure and hydroxyl group composition enable formulation compatibility with water or aqueous alcoholic systems while also being extremely resistant to humidity. ACUDYNE™ 180 leaves virtually no tack on hair during application or re-tack in humid environments.

​ACUDYNE™ 180 has the lowest duration of tack on hair after spraying

Comparing ACUDYNE’s duration of tack on hair to other products

​ACUDYNE™ Hair Styling Polymers can be blended to bring together the benefits of the various resins into one powerful solution. Dow’s go-to hair styling polymers - ACUDYNE™ 1000 Polymer and ​ACUDYNE™ 180 Polymer - can be combined in various blend ratios and use-levels to provide tailored performance for your specific needs.

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