Know your ingredients: Behentrimonium Methosulfate

What is Behentrimonium Methosulfate?

Behentrimonium methosulfate (BMTS) is a quaternary ammonium compound used in conditioners, shampoos, and lotions to give them a slippery feel. It is NOT related to Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) which can be extremely drying to the hair.

It is:

  • An anti-static agent and is one of the mildest detangling ingredients out there. It is recommended for use in baby products which are left on the skin;
  • A hair conditioning agent;
  • Made from non-genetically modified rapeseed oil;
  • Good because it does not cause build-up on the hair;
  • A mild surfactant

Herbal Essences none of your frizziness

Some examples of products containing BTMS include:

  1. Herbal Essences None of your frizziness smoothing conditioner
  2. Herbal essences touchably smooth conditioner
  3. Kinky Curly Knot today leave-in conditioner
  4. Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise
  5. Organic Root Stimulator Curls Unleashed No Restrictions Moisturizing Conditioner
  6. Organic Root Stimulator HairRepair Nourishing Conditioner
  7. Paul Mitchell The Detangler
  8. Shea Radiance Maximum Moisture Conditioner
  9. Darcy’s Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Curling Creme
  10. Darcy’s Botanicals Deep Conditioning mask
  11. Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner
  12. Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme
  13. Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
  14. Pura Body Naturals Chocolate smoothie
  15. Silk Elements Olive Moisturizing Conditioner
  16. About the author
    Dr Fomsky

    Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
    Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
    At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
    DR FOMSKY'S HAIR TYPE: Relaxed hair, High porosity, Fine hair strands, low to moderate density
    CURRENT HAIR LENGTH: Between shoulder and armpit length
    FAVOURITE DEEP CONDITIONER: ??
    LONG-TERM PLAN: Grow out the front and crown hair sections to match the length of the back and sides.

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