What is the role of surfactants in soft washing?

  What is a Surfactant? A surfactant is a “surface acting agent” that weakens the surface tension of water, allowing it to spread out more easily and cover larger surfaces. This is why they are often used to make water “wetter.” Surfactants are made up of two parts, a hydrophilic (water-loving) head and a hydrophobic (water-hating) tail. When added to water, the hydrophilic head is drawn to the water while the hydrophobic tail tries to get away from it by getting closer to the surface,…

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