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Old 09-15-2003, 04:55 PM
Vance Roos
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I hope some of you guys can help me with my query.

Are the detergents generally found in commercial liquid handwashes
stronger or weaker than those in hair shampoos?

Thank you.

Vance

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PS - I am not asking if the detergent its actual self (independently
of its concentraration in the product) is stronger or weaker.

I am asking if the final product is usually stronger or weaker.
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Old 09-16-2003, 04:06 AM
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in article bk5vog$1j9h$[Only registered users see links. ].au, Barry Hunt at
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How do you quantify or measure strength?

Bill

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Old 09-16-2003, 04:50 AM
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"Repeating Decimal" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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overlap.

There are tests that measure how much grime/grease the stuff can handle,
although these are more aimed at dishwashing liquids and similar.

The "strength" would be a combination of the amount of each surfactant
(easily quantifiable), how "strong" that surfactant is (a bit subjective,
although there is general agreement on which types of surfactants are the
strongest/harshest), and the pH (higher pH = better cleaning power).

HTH

Barry Hunt


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Old 09-16-2003, 12:00 PM
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"Barry Hunt" <[Only registered users see links. ].au> wrote:




I thought that in general shampoos were generally milder than
handswash.

I was hoping that by using hair shampoo to wash my hands or face then
I might be using a milder formulation as many handwashes make my skin
very dry.

It seems from what you say that this does not really work like I
thought. What if I used a shampoo which was labeled as "daily use"?
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