Sucrose is a type of sugar, commonly known as table sugar or cane sugar. It is a disaccharide, meaning it is composed of two simpler sugar molecules: glucose and fructose. Sucrose is naturally present in various plants, especially in sugar cane and sugar beets, which are the primary commercial sources of sucrose. It is also found in smaller amounts in fruits and some vegetables. Sucrose can act as humectants, helping to retain moisture in the hair. This can be beneficial for maintaining hydration and reducing frizz.