Polymer Chemistry

Polymers in and Around You

Does hairspray contain polymers?

Yep—and almost the same ones that make white glue and acrylic paints. Many hairsprays contain vinyl acetate (or something similar), polyvinyl pyrrolidone, and/or lots of other variants. Like glue, you also need a liquid to disperse or dissolve the polymers, but in hairspray a mixture of alcohol and water is normally used.



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