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Curly Nikki

Great Detangling Agent

By January 27th, 202114 Comments

While perusing, I came across a thread on Behentrimonium Methosulfate. I first became aware of BMSulfate a couple of years ago when Spiral mentioned that she seeks out conditioners with this ingredient high on the list to effectively condition and detangle her curls. I’ve found that my hair is a fan too! It’s one of the mildest detangling ingredients out there, and is made from non-genetically modified rapeseed oil (you read right…rapeseed).

This scientifically sophisticated ingredient is renowned for its superior detangling ability, without causing build-up on the hair. Unlike other hair detanglers, which are known for their irritancy, behentrimonium methosulfate is extremely mild, being recommended for use in baby products which are left on the skin. It is superior in effectiveness and mildness to it’s commonly used cheaper cousin, behentrimonium chloride. It is not a sulfate.

I’m pretty sure this is why my hair fell in love with Blended Beauty’s Curl Quenching Conditioner (my wallet made it fall out of love). Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment also contains BMSulfate, but Hello Hydration contains it’s cheaper cousin.

Remember that every head is different. If you’re having a hard time detangling, try a conditioner that contains this ingredient and see how it treats ya!

Later Gators,


  • Suburbanbushbabe says:

    Almost every conditioner I use contains this ingredient

  • SunshineOne says:

    Thanks Nik! You are so on it!!! I recently discovered that my hair LOVES BMSulfate. Pantene Relaxed and Natural Hair mask and Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm, both have BMSulfate high on the ingredient list. These 2 conditioners have completely changed my hair routine. Easy detangling and great moisture.

  • Anonymous says:

    Tried Hello Hydration, and it was just bleh for me. Pantene Curls does a better job, but to be honest, my old staples don’t work as well anymore. I suspect that it’s the henna causing that, as well as extra length.

  • Anonymous says:

    so does Kinky Curly’s Knot Today…even though it didn’t work out good for you I love this stuff and just bought a bottle today and noticed it in the ingredients…u are the best… you answer questions before I can even formulate them…

  • Danielle says:

    Also, Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee has this ingredient in it.

  • ChocolateOrchid says:

    Thanks for the info. I’ll definitely look out for this ingredient more.

  • Miyani says:

    Wow! I was using that the whole time and didn’t know it lol. Rapeseed is another word for canola oil 😛 I stopped using it though b/c I researched canola oil and it talked about cow’s hair falling out!?

  • BROWNBROWS says:

    Try Organix Shea Butter conditioner, Behentrimonium is the 3rd ingredient.

  • Unknown says:

    Try the Christophe Hydrating conditioner from CVS. It has Behentrimonium Methosulfate pretty high on the ingredients list and it is the best conditioner I’ve ever used. Usually if they untangle well, I lose curl definition (HH) with a wash and go. With Christophe,I get detangled hair and enough hold to keep the curls defined. At $8, it’s worth giving a try.

  • Unknown says:

    The Christophe Hydrating conditioner from CVS has Behentrimonium Methosulfate pretty high on the ingredients list. I use it as my leave in, and I have to tell you it is the best conditioner I have ever used. Usually, when they untangle well, I lose curl definition (like HH) with a wash and go, but not with the Christophe. Give it a try.

  • Anonymous says:

    I got HH this weekend as well (on sale at CVS, plus I had $2 off coupons!!!). I used it last night and detangling was a breeze. Love the smell too!

  • CarlsM says:

    Hey Nik,

    Can you give me more of an idea of which conditioners contain this product? I’d love to see how it works for me. 🙂

  • AlongCameStacey says:

    I have a bottle of Johnson & Johnson's No More Tangles that I just mix in with my conditioner of the week. (Always experimenting, lol.) Most of my conditioners are pretty good detanglers though so it isn't always necessary but it definitely does help.

  • Anonymous says:

    I tried HH over the weekend and was surprised that my normally hard to detangle hair was easier to detangle…seems to work.

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