SALEM, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Natural Plant Products (NPP) today reveal the latest findings from two independent hair shine studies that compared their latest natural oil product, Daikon Radish Oil, to both other natural emollients as well as popular silicones. The tests rendered some interesting results with Daikon Radish Oil testing on top in both dry combing and repeating grooming tests, outperforming phenyl trimethicone with regards to shine and comparable or superior results to many of the silicones tested.
NPP contracted an independent hair testing firm to evaluate DRO’s dry combing, repeated grooming (strengthening), and technical shine properties relative to other emollients: clear jojoba oil, olive oil, 1000 cps dimethicone, 350 cps dimethicone, diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, 12,500 cps dimethicone, and 60,000 cps dimethicone.
“We’ve seen significant movement towards DRO for hair shine in the market and given the historical deference many of the silicones tested have been given for hair formulations, we’re excited about these results,” says Mike Martinez, CEO of NPP.
Dry Combing – In dry-combing testing where the forces needed to comb through dry tresses of hair are compared, all oils were able to induce a substantial reduction in grooming forces as a result of surface lubrication. However, in follow-up testing, phenyl trimethicone and Daikon Radish Oil performed best — inducing the lowest combing forces.
Repeated Grooming – With repeated grooming, a lower number of broken fibers indicated an improvement provided by the treatment. All oils were observed to significantly reduce hair breakage. Again, in follow-up testing, Daikon Radish Oil outperformed the higher viscosity silicones — providing the optimum benefit.
Technical Shine – In this hair tress test, Daikon Radish Oil performed statistically better than jojoba while performing comparably to olive oil, 1000 cps dimethicone, and 350 cps dimethicone. In follow-up testing, the 12,500 cps dimethicone and 60,000 cps dimethicone samples gave rise to the greatest increase in hair shine; although Daikon Radish Oil was also observed to have a sizable effect testing significantly better than diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone.
The test results indicate that Daikon Radish Oil is a viable, new ingredient for hair formulations with potential for many other applications. Daikon Radish Oil is the latest natural plant oil product released by Natural Plant Products illustrating the company’s ongoing commitment to developing and promoting natural oils for the personal care industry.
About Natural Plant Products
NPP has focused on natural oils with novel triglycerides, functionality and distinctive skin feel for over twenty years. NPP is the manufacturing and marketing subsidiary of OMG, a cooperative of multi-generational farms in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, USA.