Question: What is honeyquat?
Answer: Basically, honeyquat (INCI: Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey) is a conditioning agent that is derived from honey, so it has many of the same properties – it adds moisture to your hair and serves as a strong humectant (meaning, it draws moisture to your hair – even more than honey and glycerin). It penetrates the hair shaft and also contributes to shine and luster (just like honey!). I know that the name sounds kind of funny, especially the INCI name, but it’s labeled a natural ingredient. IMO, it’s pretty much the same thing as honey but it’s been altered so it’s easier to work with and doesn’t smell like honey. I certainly don’t shy away from products that contain this ingredient.
Honeyquat can be purchased from several cosmetic ingredients sites, such as Wholesale Supplies Plus, Lotioncrafters, and Ingredients to Die For.