Water based hair products

Hello,
I have a small homebrew hair product company which operates locally. I currently have 2 oil based products which I sell but I would like to expand and make water based products. I have a basic idea of how to make them (how to create an emulsion) but I don't have any idea where to start. 

Ingredients I have:

Oils and Waxes: Beeswax, soy wax, olive oil, petrolatum, jojoba oil, almond oil, lanolin oil, coconut oil, vitamin E

Other: Bentonite, shea butter

I don't need someone to give me an exact formula, I just need a general direction to go in.

Thanks, 
Nathaniel 

Comments

  • what benefit would water-based products have over your current ones?

    I ask as water-based products are an order of magnitude more complex than anhydrous ones, and most styling resins (which you would need to create a high-performance product) are not generally available to home crafters
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • @Bill_Toge I would like it to be a product which can simply wash out. I have been getting quite a few people from around town asking me to make one.
  • edited January 2017
    the easiest way to do that is to add a high HLB and a low HLB surfactant (e.g. PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil and glyceryl stearate) to an anhydrous formula, so it has some means by which it can mix with water; it'll be water-resistant, but will wash out with shampoo much more easily
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • The problem with water soluble hair products is that they wash out during rain showers.
Sign In or Register to comment.