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(11) Patent Number: KE 33

(45) Date of grant: 13/05/2005

(12) PATENT

(51) IntCL4: A61K 7/00

(21) Application Number: 1993/000110

(22) Filing Date: 21/09/1 993

(30)Priority data: 7/948518 22/09/1992 US

 (73) Owner: Palmolive Company of 300 Park Avenue, New York, NY

10022, U.S.A

(72) Inventor: SANDHU, Sukhvind S.; ROBBINS, Clarence, R. and CHENG,

Wei-Ming

(74) Agent/address for correspondence: Kaplan & Stratton Advocates P.O. Box40111-00100, Nairobi

(54) Title: HAIR CONDITIONING SHAMPOO CONTAINING HIGH CHARGE DENSITY POLYMERS

(57) Abstract:

An aqueous hair conditioning shampoo comprising a hair cleansing effective amount of an anionic surfactant comprising alphaolefin sulfonate a hair-conditioning effective amount of a cationic polymer having  a hair conditioning effect and a charge density greater than about 180, a water-insoluble hair conditioning agent and a dispersing agent which functions to stabilize the emulsion or suspension, and the remainder water.

"HAIR CONDITIONING SHAMPOO CONTAINING HIGH CHARGE DENSITY POL YMERS"

                                      BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTTON

Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to shampoos containing polymeric hair conditioning agents.

The Prior Art

Conventional hair conditioning shampoos generally comprise one or more anionic surfactants such as sodium or ammonium lauryl sulfate or laureth sulfate to wash off oil and dirt from the hair and one or more hair conditioning agents to enhance combability and luster, detangle the hair reduce static electricity, etc. Among the hair conditioning agents traditionally incorporated in hair conditioning shampoos are water insoluble silicones (e.g. dimethicone) and cationic polymers with

quaternary moieties.

The latter readily adhere to hair because of the inherent anionic change in individual hair fibers. 

However the cationic nature of the po1ymers also contribute to instability of the shampoo formulation because of the anionic nature of the surfactant. The mutual attraction between the anionic surfactant and the cationic polymer results in reduced deposition of the polymer in the hair, cloudiness in the shampoo

Product and a reduction in the formability of the shampoo.

It would be desirable to increase the charge density of the cationic po1ymers to further enhance the attraction thereof and adherence to the anionic keratin hair fibers. However, increasing the charge density also exacerbates the disadvantages noted above connected with the use of cationic polymers in formulations containing anionic agents.

It has been common practice to employ water-insoluble silicones in conjunction with cationic polymers as co-hair conditioners to alleviate some of the disadvantages associated with the latter since they carry no charge and do not interact with anionic surfactants. The addition of silicones, however, adds to the complexity of the final mixture rendering it less stable as well as increasing the cost of the final shampoo product.

Moreover, the anionic surfactants conventionally employed in hair conditioning shampoos, i.e. the salts of lauryl sulfate and laureth sulfate, are somewhat harsh to hair fibers in that they tend to dissolve some of the hair protein.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a stable hair conditioning shampoo comprising an anionic surfactant and a high charge density cationic polymer hair conditioner which enables the elimination of or at least a reduction in the amount of water-insoluble silicone hair conditioning agent, which is highly adherent to hair fibers and which is less harsh to hair protein than conventional hair conditioning shampoos.

                                              SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

These and other objects are realized by the present invention one embodiment of which relates to an aqueous hair conditioning shampoo comprising:

                (i) a hair-cleansing effective amount of an anionic surfactant comprising an alpha-olefin sulfonate;

              (ii) a hair conditioning effective amount of a cationic polymer having a hair conditioning effect and a charge density greater than about 180;

             (iii) a hair-conditioning effective amount of a dispersed water-insolub1e hair-conditioning agent; and

            (iv) the remainder water. A preferred embodiment of the invention comprises the above described shampoo additionally containing:

            (v) an amount of at least one dispersing agent sufficient to stabilize the aqueous shampoo in emulsion or suspension form.

                                DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is predicated on the discovery that hair conditioning shampoo composition containing alpha-olefin su1fonate anionic surfactants can tolerate significant amounts of high charge density cationic po1ymer hair conditioning agents without detriment to the stability of the system. The ability to employ larger amounts of the high charge density cationic polymer also enables the utilization of 1ess or no water-insolub1e co-hair conditioning agent such as silicones, etc.

A further advantage associated with the hair conditioning shampoos of the invention is that the a1pha.olefin su1fonate surfactants emp1oyed therein are 1ess harsh to the hair fibers, i.e., they dissolve much 1ess hair protein than conventionally employed anionic surfactants.

Any cationic polymer having hair conditioning properties may be emp10yed in the practice of the invention provided that it has a charge density greater than about 200, more preferably, greater than about 180 (the 10wer the number, the higher the. charge density).

                           The charge density of a cationic polymer is given by the formula: formula cation molecular weight of positive charges.

Suitable such cationic polymers include copolymers of vinylimidazole (VI) and vinylpyrrolidone (VP) wherein the molar ratio of  VI to VP is at least about 1 :1 , most preferably from about 5:1 to about

20:1. A particularly suitable such polymer is LUVIQUAT FC 905 (CTFA designation: Polyquaternium 16) which is a copolymer of 95% VI and 5% VP.

 

Another class of suitable cationic polymers are the homopolymers of dialkyldiallylammonium halides wherein the alkyl group may contain from 1 to 5 carbon atoms. A particularly preferred polymer in" this class is the homopolymer of dimethyldiallylammonium chloride, commercially available under the trade name MERQUAT 100 (CTFA designation: Polyquaternium 6).

Polyethyleneimine is another suitable high charge density cationic polymer.

It will be understood that mixtures of suitable cationic po1ymers may a1so be employed.

As noted above, in order to employ sufficiently large amounts of these high charge density cationic polymers in shampoos to impart hair conditioning properties to the formulation, it is necessary to incorporate therein as anionic surfactants alpha-olefin sulfonates. The alpha-olefin sulfonates are a well-known class of surfactants. More specifically, they comprise a mixture of hydroxyalkane sulfonates and alkene sulfonates derived from C14-C18 alpha-olefins.

Many surfactants are harsh to hair and skin in that they tend to dissolve protein therefrom. So-called "milder" surfactants dissolve the least amount of protein from hair and skin.

Studies have shown that the alpha-olefin sulfonates are less harsh and milder to hair the most other commonly employed shampoo surfactants such as ammonium and sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium and

Ammonium laureth sulfate.

It has been further unexpectedly found that the ammonium salts of the alpha-olefin sulfonates are milder to hair than the alkali metal, particularly the sodium, salts thereof.

In a most preferred embodiment of the invention, therefore, it is preferred to include in the hair conditioning shampoos of the invention suitable dispersing agents for stabilizing the emulsion or suspension containing the surfactants cationic polymer and other ingredients. Exemplary of such dispersing agents are long chain saturated primary aliphatic alcohols or derivatives thereof having an average of 24 to 45 carbon atoms in the chain; long chain acylated compounds, e.g., esters, acids or amides with at least 18 carbon atoms such as syncrowax HGL-C, beeswax, etc.

Suitable long chain primary aliphatic alcohols which may constitute the dispersing agent in the shampoo of the invention are saturated compounds with the hydroxy group being terminally located.

Such alcohols will normally be of a distribution of homologous alcohols and typically all are of even numbers of carbon atoms, averaging 24 to 45 atoms (on a weight basis), preferably 28 to 42 carbon atoms, and more preferably about 30 to 40 carbon atoms. When the average number of carbon atoms in the chain is less than 24, the desired effectiveness of such alcohols in the present formulations is decreased, with the stabilization, fiber conditioning and pearlescent actions being diminished. When such chain length is more than 45 carbon atoms, e.g. of an average of about 50 carbon atoms, such alcohols are not satisfactorily dispersible in the described compositions.

In addition to the aforementioned long chain alcohols, related compounds such as corresponding alkylated alcohols, corresponding fatty acids and long chain saturated primary alcohol esters may be substituted, at least in part of such "derivatives." the alkoxylated alcohols are preferred and the most preferred of these are the ethoxylated alcohols which will normally contain up to about 20 ethoxy

Groups per mole e.g., about 10 to 20. However, the alcohols which are the preferred embodiments of the invention normally will be employed alone or in mixture with related compounds from the "derivatives" group, with the alcohol being the more proportion of the total "alcohol plus derivatives" content. Examples of commercial materials which may be employed in the present compositions are those manufactured by Petrolite Corporation and sold through their Petrolite Specialty Polymers

Group under the name Unilin TM Alcohols as described in the technical bulletin of the Petrolite Corporation entitled "UnilinTM Alcohols" copyrighted in 1985 and identified as SP-l040. Such alcohols may be 75 to 90%, e.g., 80 to 85%, of the commercial product, with the balance of such products being substantially all saturated hydrocarbons of corresponding chain lengths. In such product  the distribution curve for the alcohol is substantially bell-shaped, with no chain length of alcohol being more than 10% of the total content thereof and with the corresponding hydrocarbon content being of a substantially f1at distribution curve, with about 1 or 2% of each of the hydrocarbons being present. Such distribution curves, as bar graphs, are provided in the Petrolite bulletin mentioned above. The alcoho1s (and corresponding hydrocarbons) present will normally be of chain 1engths such that at 1east 80% are in the

range of 18 or 20 to 54 carbon atoms, with at 1east 80% being in the range of about 18 or 20 to 44 carbon atoms for an a1coho1 averaging about 30 carbon atoms, and with at 1east 80% being in the range of about 28 or 30 to54 carbon atoms when the a1coho1 averages about 40 carbon atoms. Examp1es of the 10ng chain primary alcoho1s are Unilin-425 a1coho1 which averages 30 carbon atoms in its chain, Unilin-550 alcoho1 which averages 40 carbon atoms in its chain and Unilin-350 which averages about 26 carbon atoms in its chain. A derivative, Unithox-550, is an -ethoxy1ated such a1cohol having average of 40 carbon atoms in the alkyl chain, ethoxy1ated with up to 20 ethoxy groups, e.g., 13.

Suitable 10ng chain acy1 derivatives usefu1 as dispersing agents in the shampoos of the invention include those described in U.S. Patent No. 4,741,885, the entire content of which is incorporated herein by reference e.g., ethy1ene g1yco1 esters of fatty acids having from about 16 to about 22 carbon atoms. 

Other acy1 derivatives which are useful are alkanolamides of fatty acids having from about 16 to about 22 carbon atoms and preferab1y about 16 to 18 carbon atoms e.g. stearic monoethanolamide, stearic diethano1amide stearic monoisopropanolamide, stearic monoethanolamide stearic etc. A1so usefu1 are long chain esters of long chain fatty acids such as steary1 stearate cetyl palmitate etc.; glyceryl ester, e.g., g1ycery1 stearate and long chain esters of 10ng chain alkano1amides e.g. stearamide DEA distearate, stearamide MEA stearate, etc.

Additionally usefu1 dispersing agents inc1ude the a1ky1 (CI6-C22) dimethyl amine oxides, e.g., steary1 dimethy1 amine oxide.

 

Cross-linked anionic synthetic polymer may also be used as dispersing agents in the practice of the invention, e.g., po1yacrylic acid or polymethacrylic acid po1ymers or copo1ymers or derivatives thereof with other olefinic comonomers or compounds with a lipophilic side group; and po1ymers of viny1 su1fonic acid or derivatives or comonomers compatib1e with the object of the present invention, e.g., po1yviny1su1fate, po1ystyrene su1fonate, etc. Additionally useful dispersing agents are polysaccharides or quatermized derivatives thereof such as hydroxyethylcellulose or methyl cellulose guar gum xanthan gum or quaternized derivatives of the above such as polymer JR or cationic guar gum; and alkyl dimethyl amine oxides the alkyl group having from about 8 to about 18 carbon atoms.

 

Additional suitable dispersing gent’s e those described in U.S. Patent No. 4.997.641 and U.S. patent application Serial No. 071507.335 field April 9. 1990.

 

Preferably, the dispersing agent is selected so as to render the emulsion or suspension pearlescent.

 

It is also preferred 10 include a co-hair conditioning amount of a water-insoluble h.ir conditioning agent to impart optional hair conditioning properties to the shampoo formulations of the invention, although it wi1l be understood that smaller amounts of the water-insoluble hair conditioning .gents are required than in conventional hair conditioning shampoo compositions.

 

Suitable water-insoluble hair conditioning agent for use in the hair conditioning shampoos of the present invention include silicones, aminosilicones, polyalkylenes and oxidized derivatives thereof  mineral oils. Paraffin’s petrolatum’s microcrystalline waxes. C18-36 (mixed) fatty acids and mixed triglycerides thereof and stearyl stearate (and other higher ester) as wel1 as mixtures thereof.

 

The organosilicon compounds and the silicones that may be employed in the practice of the present invention include any of those which are hair conditioning agents intended for use in conditioning

Shampoo several of which have been described in the patent mentioned hereinabove. They are preferably of non-volatile types. It has been found that aminosilicones are usually more effective conditioning agent in the compositions of this invention than are conventional silicones and of the aminosilicones the present special types described herein are better yet. Thus it is much preferred to utilize an aminosilicone of the formula:

 

 

Wherein RI, R2 R3 R5, R6 and R7 are alkyls of 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and most preferably of 1 carbon atom each. R4 is -R8-NH-CH2CH2-NH2, R8 is alkylene of 3 to 6 carbon atoms and most preferably is .n isobutyl group  is an average number in the range of 1 to 10 more preferably less than 5 and most preferably 1 which is of an amine equivalent in the range of 4.0的o to 60.000. Preferably x is in the range of 200 or 300 to 10.000 more preferably 5to to 10.000 and most preferably 750 to 800 or 850,

E.g. about 800, and y is in the range of 0 to 8, more preferably being less than 3 and most preferably being about 1. The amine equivalent of such aminosilicone is preferably in the range of 5,000 to 50,000 and more preferably 10,000 to 40,000. For the specific preferred aminosilicone utilized in the experiment ported herein, the molar percentage of amine is about 0.125, the degree of polymerization is about 800, x is 797, y is one and the molecular weight is about 60,000 daltons.  Because molecular weights of high polymers sometimes vary, depending on the measurement technique utilized, it is suggested that primary reference should be to the formula for identification of the aminosilicones

Described rather than placing primary reliance on the molecular weights provided.

 

The polyalkylenes that may be employed in the present invention as water-insoluble conditioning agents are preferably those of a molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 5,000, more preferably 1,000 to 4,000 and most preferably 2,000 to 2,500, e.g., about 2,000. Oxidized versions of these polyalkylene polymers may also be used which create larger hydrocarbons with terminal carboxyl groups. Although the alkylenes of these polymer will usually be ethylene, it is within the scope of the present invention to employ polymers of hydrocarbons of 2 to 5 carbon atoms each, and preferably 2 t3 carbon atoms in which the molecular weight range may be from 1,000 to 10,000 or even more under some conditions. Usually, however, the polymers will be of ethylene and/or propylene, and almost always of ethylene.

  

 Paraffin’s that may be utilized will normally be of chain lengths of 20 to 50 carbon atoms, and preferably 20 to 40 carbon atoms, and isoparaffins can be of chain lengths in the range of 12 to 16 carbon atoms and preferably 13 to 14 carbon atoms. The petrolatum are petroleum jellies or mineral jellies which melt in the range of 380C to 60.C and the microcrystalline waxes are of an average molecular weight in the range of about 500 to 800 (which is about twice that of the

Paraffin’s). C18-36 (mixed) fatty acid triglycerides are higher triglycerides which are available from Croda Chemical Corporation under the tradename Syncrowax (HGL.C. for example) Stearyl stearate Which is representative of useful esters of both higher fatty alcohols and higher fatty acids is available from lnolex Corporation as Lexol SS. This and related compounds such as other high fatty esters may also act as stabilizers for the shampoo composition preventing settling out of components and phase separations.

 

Further examples of suitable water insoluble conditioning agents are set forth in U.S. patent application Serial No. 07/507.335 field April 9. 1990 and U.S. Patent No. 4.997.641, the entire contents of both being incorporated herein by reference.

 

The hair conditioning shampoo of the present invention may comprise: 

(i) from about 4 to about 40% and preferably from about 10to about 25%, of an anionic surfactant comprising an alpha-olefin sulfonate;

 

(ii) from about 0.3 to about 6%, and preferably from about 0.5 to about 2%, of a cationic polymer having a hair conditioning effect and a charge density greater than180;

 

(iii) from about 0.3 to about 8%, and preferably from about 0.5 to about 4% of a dispersed water insoluble hair conditioning agent;

 

(iv) from about 0.3 to about 8%, and preferably from about 1 to about 5%, of at least 0闊的persing agent which functions to stabilize the emulsion or suspension; and

 

(v) the remainder water.

 

To make the compositions of the present invention, the various required components are dissolved and/or suspended in an aqueous medium. Such medium may include various non-interfering normal

shampoo composition constituents or adjuvants known in the art, but a few of these will be specifically mentioned herein because they are especially desirable components of the present compositions and contribute in a significant manner to its desirable properties. Higher fatty a1kanolamides having long been known as foaming agents and, foam stabilizers. Such compounds will usually be of 12 to 16 carbon atoms in the acyl group which is reacted with a lower (1 to 3 carbon atoms) mono or dialkanolamine. In the present formulations, the best alkanolamides are considered to be lauric monoethanolamide and cocoethanolamide.

 

However, other known foam stabilizers and foaming agent may also be employed in whole or in part such as the betaines and related materials.

 

Various gums and other thickening materials are also useful in shampoo compositions but it has been found that the best of these in the present compositions are hydroxyethyl celluloses. Such materials are available from Aqualon cooperation under the trademark NATROSOL, such as NATROSOL 250 HHR and NATROSOL 330 CS, which preferably are employed in mixture with the content of the former being from two to five times that of the latter. However other suitable gums and thickeners may be also be employed such as hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, methyl cellulose modified starches and guar gum. Another important constituent of the present composition is mineral oil when polyethylene is employed as a hair conditioning agent. The mineral oil is employed to solubilize and help disperse the polyethylene which, if not satisfactorily dispersed in the composition, will be of little hair conditioning effect and tends to settle out.

 

Other components of the present compositions which may be employed include ethylene glycol monostearate ethylene glycol distearate and propylene glycol distearate all of which have pearlescent properties; viscosity control agents such as propylene glycol and sodium chloride; pH adjusting agent such as citric acid and citrates sequestrate such as EDTA; antifreezes such as propylene glycol; solvents such as ethanol and isopropanol; preservatives and anti-oxidants such as Germaben II (Sutton Laboratories); anti-dandruff agents such as zinc pyrithione and Climbazole™ (see U.S. Patent NO.4,867,971); colorants and perfume. Water, employed to make the aqueous medium but which may be present not only in liquid preparations but also in gels pastes and cremes is preferably filtered, irradiated and deionized water of essentially zero hardness but it may also be tap water although it is preferred to keep the hardness below 50 ppm as calcium carbonate. However, other tap waters of hardness as high as 200 ppm will sometimes also be useful but usually they should be avoided.

 

All percentages of components expressed herein unless other indicated, are by weight based on the weight of the composition in which the component is present.

 

The invention is illustrated by the following non-limiting examples.

 

The following procedure was employed to formulate the compositions set forth in the examples herein below.

 

The required amount of deionized water ammonium AOS ammonium phosphate and citric acid are weighed in a glass beaker and the content are heated to 900C while stirring with a variable speed

 

Lightning mixer at 300-500 rpm. In a separate beaker the required amount of distearyl dimethyl ammonium chloride long chain alcohols and cocodiethanolamide are weighed and heated to 90.C while mixing unti1 all the material is melted to a uniform phase. The oil phase is added to the ammonium AOS solution taking care not to promote foam and mixing is continued for fifteen minutes at 90.C. The batch is then cooled to 72.C whi1e mixing. The formula weight of silicone is added and the batch is mixed for fifteen minutes. With continuous mixing for at least fifteen minutes the high charge density cationic polymer is added to the bath and thereafter cooled to 52.C. The formula weight of perfume is then

added while mixing is continued and the mixture is cooled to 38.C. The formula amount of preservative and colors are added and the batch is mixed for at least fifteen minutes.

 

                           EXAMPLE 1

Following the above procedure the composition set forth below was formulated.

 

Ingredients                                                                            % by Weight

Deionized Water                                                                   3 1. 0

Ammonium Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate (AOS) (15% active)   5 1.0

Ammonium Phosphate - monobasic                                     0.2

Citric Acid                                                                             0.5

Distearyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride                             0.5

C20-40 Alcohol (Petrolite's Unilin 425)                                   3.0

Cocodiethanolamide (Standamid KD)                                  4.0

LUVIQUAT FC 905 (40% active)                                        3.0

Si1icone (Union Carbide L-45) 60.000 cps                           4.0

Perfume (CP Paris, K3-156)                                                  0.8

Preservative - Germaben II                                                    0.5

FD&C Blue #1 (1% solution)                                                0.01

D&C Yellow #10 (0.02% solution)                                       0.5

D&C Green #8 (1% solution)                                                0.2

                                            Final pH = 5.3

                        • Ammonium AOS, Witconate, 29.45% active

Surprisingly studies showed that the above formulation (as well as that of Example 2 containing MERQUAT 100) was stable only in the presence of AOS. Replacing AOS with other surfactant systems such as sodium or ammonium lauryl sulfate produced undesirable results with respect to product stability.

 

The conditioning efficacy of the above formulation containing LUVIQUAT FC 905 was evaluated by wet combing and compared against conventional brand hair conditioning shampoos: (i) Rave AII-In-One for damaged/permed hair, (ii) Optima 2-in-1 conditioning shampoo and (iii) a similar shampoo composition without LUVIQUAT FC 905. The results in Tab1e 1 illustrates the superior conditioning efficacy of the formulation of Example 1 compared thereto

 

The conditioning efficacy of the above formulation was eva1uated and the results tabulated in Table 1.

                                                 TABLE 1

Conditioning Efficacy of Shampoo of Example 1

                              Average Wet Combing Score*

                                    Shampoo with Test

Test                                         LUVIOUAT FC    905                   Product

Shampoo formulation of Examp1e 1

 

vs Rave All-In-One

Conditioning Shampoo                            8.22                                    6.38

vs. Optima 2-in-1                                     9.17                                    6.44

Vs. Shampoo with Silicone on1y,

no LUVIQUAT FC 90S                           8.56                                     6.11

 

Average of three tresses, each eva1uated by a pane1 of six judges on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

 

Statistica1 aoa1ysis of the above data shows that the difference in the test scores of ammonium AOS based shampoo containing LUVIQUAT FC 90S as compared to each one of the three test product is significant beyond the 95% confidence level (p = 0.0001), demonstrating superiority of the FC 90S based shampoo for conditioning efficacy.

 

Additiona1 studies a1so showed that the formulation of Example 1 also provided superior post-shampoo cuticle protection a5 determined by quantitatively measuring cuticle loss during wet combing.

 

To te5t post-shampoo cutic1e protection, multiple hair tresses were shampooed using the test products and rinsed extensive1y with tap water. Each hair tress was then combed at 100 strokes. After five strokes each the comb was rinsed in a beaker containing 100 ml of disti1led water and. after ten strokes each tress was also rinsed in the same water. The water solution from each tress was then analyzed for dissolved/ suspended protein material by the Lowry method [Lowry et al. J, Biol, Chem. Vol. 193. pages 265-275 (1 951)]. The results of this test are shown in Table 2 below.

 

                                                   TABLE2

Comparison of LUVIQUAT FC 905 Shampoo vs. Rave for Post-Shampoo Cuticle Damage during Combing.

 

                                                           Cuticular Protein Removed

Treatment                                                                     (mg/gm Hair)

Ammonium AOS, FC 905 + Silicone

Tress #1                                                                         0.235

 

Tress #2                                                                         0.142

 

Tress #3                                                                         0.151

 

                                                                 Average        0.176

 

 

Rave All-In-One*

Tress #1                                                                          0.431

Tress #2                                                                          0.315

Tress #3                                                                          0.417

Average 0.388

Ratio: Rave vs. Ammonium AOS                                  2.2

 

* Commercial conditioning shampoo

The above results clearly show that the amount of particular material removed during combing from hair shampooed with the formulation containing ammonium AOS. LUVIQUAT FC 905 and silicone is minimal as compared to the hair shampooed with rave demonstrating that the former provides cuticle protection during combing.

 

Further studies also showed that hair treated with Rave has a very severe flyaway problem whereas no such problem is seen with hair treated with FC 905 conditioning shampoo washed up to five times.

 

                                                  EXAMPLE 2

Following the procedure of Example 1, the following composition was formulated.

 

Ingredients                                                                  % by Weight

Deionized Water                                                          3 1.5

Ammonium AOS                                                         5 1.0

Ammonium Phosphate - monobasic                            0.2

Distearyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride                   0.5

C20-40 Alcohol (Petrolite's Unilin 425)                        3.0

Cocodiethanolamide (Standamid KD)                        4.0

MERQUAT 100 (-40% active)                                   3.0

Silicone (Union Carbide L-45) 60,000 cps                 4.0

Perfume (CP Paris K3-156)                                        0.8

Preservative - Germaben II                                         0.5

FD&C Blue #1 (1% solution)                                 0.01

D&C Yellow #10 (0.02% solution)                        0.5

D&C Green #8 (1 % solution)                                0.2

                                     Finial pH = 6.5

Ammonium AOS, Witconate Lot #5130-190, 29.45% active.

 

The above formulation was found to be stable only in the presence of AOS; replacing AOS with other surfactant systems such as sodium or ammonium lauryl sulfate produced undesirable results with respect to product stability. Furthermore, this formulation was also very effective to condition hair during shampooing.

 

                                               TABLE 3

 

Conditioning Efficacy of a Shampoo of Example 2 Test Average Wet Combing Score•

 

Shampoo formulation of

Example 2 containing                                                          8.9

 

MERQUAT 100

vs. Rave AII-In-One

Conditioning Shampoo                                                        7.5

 

Average of three tresses, each evaluated by a panel of six judges on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best). Observed difference5 all at p = 0.0001 level.

 

The following examples demonstrate superiority of alpha-olefin sulfonates as anionic surfactant in shampoo formulations as compared with conventiona11y employed surfactants.

 

Various investigators have shown hair damage due to shampooing [Kelly et al. J, Soc, Cosmet. Chem, Vol. 33 page 203 (1 982); Could et al. J, Soc, Cosmet, Chem. Vol. 36. Page 53 (1 985)]. It has also been demonstrated that a large amount of cuticle the outer protective layer of hair erodes during the actual shampooing process [Okumura, 4th Int. Hair Sci. Symp. Syburg. West Germany (November 1984)]. It is well established that the cuticle not only provides a physical barrier to the inner component but also influences the cosmetic properties of hair such as luster, feel combability, etc.

 

                                                 EXAMPLE 3

Most shampoos contain an anionic surfactant usually the sodium or ammonium salt of lauryl sulfate or laureth sulfate, as a major ingredient, although other surfactant thickening and conditioning agents,

colors and fragrances are also commonly present. Since hair is a proteinaceous material, measuring the amount of hair protein dissolved by various surfactants can serve as an indicator of hair damage. Using this approach a number of surfactants were screened for mildness. The procedure involved shaking hair samples in a surfactant solution for a certain time period fo11owed by analysis of the solution for protein concentration.

 

To study the effect of surfactants on protein solubilization from hair. 200 mg of  ˷1/2-inch long hair from tip ends were transferred to each of a series of 50 ml Erlenmeyer flasks containing 20 ml of a given surfactant solution (5% Al). The flasks were shaken on the Burrell Wrist action shaker for 24 hours. At the end of the shaking period each sample was analyzed to determine protein concentration in the surfactant solution by the Lowry method, one of the most widely used techniques for the measurement of protein in biological samples which was slightly modified for purposes of this invention. To complete

The analysis, 0.5m1 of the turbid solution was added to a 16 x 125 mm test tube containing 0.5 ml of 1N NaOH. The contents of the tube were mixed well and allowed to sit at room temperature for thirty minutes to solubilize the large protein fragments in the solution. At the end of the incubation period. 1 ml of Cu-carbonate solution was added. Cu-carbon solution was prepared fresh each day by mixing 1 ml each of CuS04 solution (1% w/v) and potassium tartrate solution (2% w/v) with 20 ml of Na2C03 solution (10% w/v). The tubes containing Cu-carbonate treated alkaline protein solution were incubated at room temperature for fifteen minutes. At the end of the incubation period, 3 ml of Folin-phenol solution, prepared by diluting 5.0 ml of 2N Folin-phenol reagent with 50ml of distilled water was added forcibly and mixed immediately, The samples were further incubated for forty minutes and the absorbance of each sample was determined in a spectrophotometer (Bausch & Lomb's Spectronic 20) at a wavelength of 750 nm. The protein concentration of each sample was determined from a standard curve prepared separately for each surfactant system containing crystalline bovine serum albumin

as standard and was assayed under conditions identical to the test samples. The following equation derived from the simp1e regression ana1ysis of the standard curve data, was used to ca1culate the protein concentration of the test samples: Concentration = Slope x Absorbance - intercept on Y axis

 

Based on these procedures, it was discovered that alpha-olefin sulfonate is very mild to hair as compared to sodium lauryl sulfate (Table 3, t = 2.94, data significant at 95% CL).

 

                                                 TABLE 3

Effect of various Surfactant on the Solubilization of Hair Protein

 

                                                                  Protein Solubilized

 

Surfactant (5%)                                          mg/gm Hair

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)                       10.26

Ammonium Laury1 Sulfate (ALS)               9.36

Water (Control)                                             8.42

A1pha- Olefin Sulfonate-Na (AOS)             7.80

 

• Each va1ue represent a cumulative average of 6-15 samples of multiple experiments.

 

The above surfactants were tested without any pH adjustment; the pH of the SLS, ALS and AOS solutions as tested was ˷9.5. 7.5 And 7.3 respectively. Further studies showed that lowering the pH of the AOS solution from 7.3 to 3 .5 reduced the amount of protein solubilized from 7.8 to 3.9 mg/gm hair, demonstrating that the surfactant induced hair damage can be further minimized by lowering the pH of the surfactant solution. It should be noted that AOS is very stable under acid conditions, whereas other surfactants such as SLS, SLES, and ALES are very susceptible to hydrolysis at low pH and, therefore, for product applications at low Ph.

 

The following example demonstrates the superiority of ammonium alpha-Olefin sulfonate as an anionic surfactant compared to other alpha-Olefin sulfonate salts.

                                               EXAMPLE 4

 The procedure of Example 3 was followed to test the protein solubilization charactristics of variose alpha-Olefin sulfonates. As shown in Table 4, the amount of protein dissolved by NH4 AOS is significantly lower as compared to Na AOS (p=0.0263). Additional studies using a foam booster, namely, cocodiethanolade (Standard KD), commonly use in shampoos in combination with the same surfactant further supports the above conclusion (Table 4). These experiment were (Standamid  KD) composition was very difficult to the viscosity of NH4 AOS (Standamid KD) formulation was found to be 4,000 cps AT 2.5% NH4Cl concentrations, whereas Na AOS composition even at 4% salt had a viscosity of only 800 cps, which is well below the desired level (>3,000 cps ) shampoo formulations.

                                                  TABLE 4

                                                  Protein solubilized viscosity

Surfactant System                           (mg/gm Hair)                 (cps)

AOS – sodium salt                                5.49

AOS – ammonium salt                          4.35

AOS – sodium salt t                                         <120 @ 2.5% NaCl

Standamid KD                                       5.58   800 @ 4% NaCl

AOS – ammonium salt     

Standamid KD                                      3.28    4,000 @ 2.5% NH4Cl

Average of multiple salt samples at Ph 3

Brookfield Viscometer, Model RV, Spindle #5 

The above AOS compositions were thickened at pH 3. Similar observations were made when the viscosity of Na NH4 AOS (Standamid KD) compositions were studied at Ph 7, demonstrating that, regardless of the pH the NH4 sa1t of AOS is re1ative1y very easy to thicken. Whereas AOS as the sodium sa1t is unsuitab1e for thickening with sa1ts. C1ear1y this offers additiona1 advantages for using NH4 AOS rather than Na AOS in shampoo formu1ations.

                              EXAMPLE

Using the protein solubilization test method a number of prototype shampoo formu1ations as shown in the following examp1e were prepared and tested for mildness and other desired shampoo characteristics. Test resu1ts were found to be satisfactory.

 

                    An examp1e of the shampoo formu1ation follows:

Ingredients                                                                    Wt. %

NH4 AOS                                                                        57.45 (26.1% AI)

Cocodiethano1amide (Standamid KD)                           3.00

Citric Acid to pH 3                                                          2.00

NH4Cl                                                                              2.50

 

Distilled Water                                                                O.S

                                                        TOTAL                   100.00

                                                   EXAMPLE 6

The following composition was formu1ated as a low pH shampoo.

Ingredient                                                                    Wt. %

Ammonium AOS (Witco)                                           15.00 (AI)

C20-40 A1coho1 (Unilin 425)                                        3.00

Standamid KD                                                             4.00

Dow Silicone X2-8565                                                3.0

Ammonium Phosphate, monobasic                         0.20

Citric Acid                                                                2.00

Distilled Water fiItered and irradiated.                    O.S.

                                                        TOTAL            100.00

Viscosity (Brookfield)                         ˷9,000CPS

Final pH                                                 3.0

 

To test the above formulation for mildness, a hair tress (-12 inches long and weighing about 3 grams) was shampooed with the test product. The tress was then rinsed extensively with lukewarm tap water combed and dried with a hair dryer. The hair from this tress was then cut from the tip end into - -inch pieces to obtain 800 mg of the clipping’s. 200 mg of the clippings were added to each of the four

Erlenmeyer flasks (50 mI capacity) containing 20 mI distilled water. The flasks were shaken for 24 hours and the solution was analyzed for protein solubilized as described in Example 2 above. For comparison one of the leading commercial shampoos. Pert Plus was also tested in the same manner as described above. This test simulates the effects of a shampoo during rinsing. These studies showed the results set forth in

                                                                   TABLE 5.

                                                                     Protein Solubilized

Product                                                         mg/gm Hair

                                                      

Pert P1us                                                       1.81

 

NH4 AOS Shampoo                                      1.35

 

• Average of four samp1es

As shown above the amount of protein solubilized by NH4 AOS is significantly 1ess as compared to Pert P1us (p = 0.017) evidencing that NH4 AOS based shampoo is less damaging to hair. Furthermore. 

 

The above two formu1ations were a1so tested and compared for conditioning properties as evaluated by wet combing and other characteristics such as f1yaway and sensory feel. The resu1ts showed no perceptib1e differences between the two products.

WE CLAIM

1. An aqueous hair conditioning shampoo comprising:

(i) a hair-c1eansing effective amount of an anionic surfactant comprising an a1pha-01efin su1fonate;

(ii) a hair-conditioning effective amount of a cationic po1ymer having a hair-conditioning effect and a charge density greater than 180;

(iii) a hair-conditioning effective amount of a dispersed water-inso1ub1e hair-conditioning agent; and

(iv) the remainder water.

 

2. The hair-conditioning shampoo according to claim 1 additionally containing:

(v) an amount of at 1east one dispersing agent sufficient to stabilize said aqueous shampoo in e血u1sion or suspension form.

3. A hair conditioning shampoo according to c1aim 1 wherein said anionic surfactant is a water-so1ub1e sa1t of 個a1pha-olefin su1fonate.

4. A hair conditioning shampoo according to c1aim 3 wherein said sa1t is ammonium a1pha-olefin su1fonate.

5. A hair conditioning shampoo according to c1aim1 wherein said shampoo contains from 4 to 40% by weight of said a1pha-olefin sulfonate and from 10 to 25% by weight of said cationic po1ymerer.

6. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 1 wherein said cationic polymer is se1ected from the group consisting of a copo1ymer comprising vinylimidazole and viny1pyrrolidone a homopo1ymer or

Copo1ymer of dime也y1dia11y1ammonium ha1ide. Po1yethy1eneimine and mixtures thereof.

 

7. A hair conditioning shampoo in stable aqueous emu1sion or suspension form comprising:

                     (i) 4 to 40% by weight of an anionic surfactant comprising an alpha-olefin sulfonate;

                     (ii) 0.3 to 6% by weight of a cationic po1ymer having a hair conditioning effect and a charge density greater than 180;

                     (iii) 0.3 to 8% by weight of a dispersed water-insoluble hair conditioning agent;

                     (iv) 0.3 to 8% by weight of at 1east one dispersing agent which functions to stabi1ize said emulsion or suspension; and

                      (v) the remainder water.

8. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 wherein said anionic surfactant is a water-soluble salt of an alpha-olefin sulfonate.

9. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 8 wherein said salt is ammonium alpha-olefin sulfonate.

10. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 wherein said shampoo contains from 10 to 25% by weight of said alpha-olefin sulfonate and from 0.5 to 2% by weight of said cationic polymer.

11. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 wherein said cationic polymer is se1ecled from the group consisting of a copolymer comprising vinylimidazole and vinylpyrrolidone, a homopolymer  or copolymer of dimethyldiallylammonium halide, polyethyleneimine and mixtures thereof.

12. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 containing 10 to 25% by weight of said anionic surfactant.

13. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim7 containing 0.5 to 2% of said cationic copolymer.

14. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 containing 0.5 to 4% of said dispersed water-inso1uble hair conditioning agent.

15. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim7 containing 1 to 5 % of said dispersing agent

16.  A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim7 wherein said water-insoluble  hair conditioning agent is selected from the group consisting of silicones, aminosilicones, polyalkylenes and oxidized derivatives thereof, paraffine petrolatums microcrystalline waxes  C18-36 (mixed) fatty acids and triglycerides thereof and mixtures thereof.

17. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim7 wherein said dispersing agent is a long chain saturated primary aliphatic alcohol or a derivative thereof- having an average of 24 to 45 carbon atoms in said chain.

18. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim7 wherein said dispersing agent is a "long chain acrylate compound".

19. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 wherein said dispersing agent is a cross-linked anionic synthetic polymer".

20. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 wherein said dispersing agent is a "polysaccharide or a quaternized derivative thereof".

21. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 wherein said dispersing agent is an alkyl dirnethy1 amine oxide.

22. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 1 wherein said dispersing agent functions to render said emulsion or dispersion pearlescent.

23. A hair conditioning shampoo according to claim 7 additional1y containing shampoo adjuvants.ABSTRACT OF THE D1SCLOSURE

An aqueous hair conditioning shampoo comprising a hair cleansing effective amount of an anionic surfactant comprising an alpha olefin sulfonate a hair-conditioning effective amount of a cationic polymer having a hair conditioning effect and a charge density greater than about 180, a water-inso1uble hair conditioning agent and, optionally, a dispersing agent which functions to stabilize the emulsion or suspension, and the remainder water.

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