Cola®Quat PDQ is a high molecular weight polyquat based on naturally derived dilinoleic acid from a natural source of safflower oil. This unique molecule has no detrimental effect on viscosity when used with sulfates in shampoos and body washes. Cola®Quat PDQ has the featured benefit of conditioning due to the presence of twin linoleyl groups. Cola®Quat PDQ is a high active liquid that is free of monomers and is high molecular weight. The molecule is hydrophilic and does not build up, yet because of its cationic nature it is substantive. Cola®Quat PDQ is a very safe polymeric conditioner. The product has been thoroughly tested by outside testing labs and found to have no potential for skin irritation and no potential for eye irritation, scoring a 1.5 on the HET CAM Eye test.

USDA Biopreferred Product.

INCI: Polyquaternium-88

CAS: 1869074-79-2


US (Cosmetic Use Only), Canada (DSL/NDSL)


  • Prevents fly-away hair
  • No acrylic monomers present
  • Very water soluble
  • Compatible with anionics
  • Conditioning in the presence of anionics
  • Superior wet comb properties
  • Readily biodegradable per OECD 301 methods


  • Conditioning Shampoo
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Bath Gels
  • Crème Rinses