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8) In a continuation of the trend toward sustainable materials, hydroxypropyl starch has been shown to be an effective fixative for temporary styling of hair even in a high humidity environment (9), (10) especially if nonionic or anionic fixative resins, such as PVP/VA copolymer, or chitosan, are included in the formulation.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The polymer (INC: Hydroxypropyl starch phosphate) features effective rheology modification and film-forming capabilities to provide both excellent thickening and long-lasting hold, said AkzoNobel.
9) Suitable anionic polysaccharides for this purpose are claimed to be selected from aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, sodium starch octenylsuccinate, calcium starch octenylsuccinate, distarch phosphates, hydroxyethyl starch phosphates, hydroxypropyl starch phosphates, sodium carboxymethyl starches, and sodium starch glycolate.