Merquat™ 2003PR polymer

INCI Name: Polyquaternium-53

Merquat™ 2003PR polymer is a proprietary, non-paraben, ampholytic terpolymer, developed for use in color protection shampoos. It is used in hair care products, shampoos, and conditioners. The Merquat 2003PR polymer offers attributes such as ultimate foam stability, color retention after multiple washings, and enhanced wet combability and detangling.


  • Enhances wet combability and detangling
  • Improves hair feel
  • Improves moisture retention
  • Increases flash foam and ultimate foam stability
  • Makes hair dye formulations smoother and easier to apply
  • Non-occlusive
  • Retains color after multiple washings


  • Hair Coloring
  • Shampoo

Primary Functions

  • Conditioner
  • Foam Enhancer