What’s in your laundry detergent? - WordPress
Feb 13, 2014·The surfactant’s head, however, is attracted to water (hydrophilic). This is the part with the hexagonal shape in the picture. This is what allows the detergent to dissolve in wash water and carry the dirt away from the clothing (also known as lowering the surface tension of the water). But where do linear alkylbenzenesulfonates come from?