Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

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What it does: cleansing, foam boosting, conditioning, surfactant

The science

Disodium cocoamphodiacetate is a soft, mild cleansing agent with amphoteric structure meaning that its head contains both a positively and a negatively charged part (surfactants are most commonly anionic meaning their head has a negative charge). It increases the foaming power of a solution by increasing the surface viscosity of the liquid that surrounds the individual bubbles in a foam. It is great for baby products and other non-irritating cleansers.

Benefits for your hair

Gentle cleansing

Disodium cocoamphodiacetate cleans the hair by enabling water to mix with oil and dirt particles, and rinse them off the surface. It's highly valued for cleansing the hair without stripping it of its natural oils.

Promotes hydration and softness

As a conditioning agent, disodium cocoamphodiacetate moisturizes the hair, leaving it smoother and softer than before. 

Promotes detangling

As it is conditioning and hydrating, this ingredient helps to make the hair easier to detangle as the hair gets softer.  


Disodium cocoamphodiacetate is a mild, cleansing agent which increases the foaming ability of formulas while promoting hydration, softness, and makes the hair easier to detangle. It provides a gentle cleanse and is great in products for children.

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