What's in Hair Conditioner?

Chris Higgins
YouTube // National Geographic
YouTube // National Geographic / YouTube // National Geographic

Hair conditioner is something of a mystery to me. Yes, I know it's supposed to make hair shiny and lush and all that. But how does that actually work? In the video below, chemist George Zaidan goes deep on the chemical properties of hair conditioner, breaking down the many categories of ingredients and how they interact to make conditioner work.

The other fun part of this video, aside from the seriously geeky chemistry stuff, is Zaidan's attempt to make and use his own hair conditioner. Get ready for the inevitable shower scene!