Hair pomade formulation help — Cosmetic Science Talk

Hair pomade formulation help

Hi 
I am making hair pomade with the following ingredients. I would like it to give strong hold, good texture, easy rinse off. Could you please let me the proportion of the following ingredients:
Candelilla wax
E wax
Shea butter
Lanolin
Cocoa butter
Mango butter
Apricot kernel oil
Grapeseed oil
Argan oil
Tetrasodium EDTA
Cetyl palmitate
Propylene Glycol
Deionised water
Stearic acid
Pvp k90
Carbomer 940
Linalool

Comments

  • This is for you to discover otherwise you will never learn.
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
  • That looks like a copy paste from an LOI of some similar product. As @Belassi said, run a few trials and then come up with the questions.
  • Wait? Huh? Can't I just post a LOI and get a free Formula? Thanks for telling me, I was about to post all my pending work and take the rest of the week off.

    Seriously though, this is the type of work that people charge money for to make a living or alternatively will create their own product through their own trial and error. "Give a man a fish..."
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  • edited February 21
    Hi
    I tried to make with the below formula. The pomade has turned out to be really smooth and  the emulsion looks stable. However while cooling down it formed a skimming layer like milk. And it feels very heavy when applied.  
    Candelilla wax 5gms
    E wax 5gms
    Shea butter 5gms
    Lanolin 5gms
    Mango butter 5gms
    Apricot kernel oil 2gms
    Grapeseed oil 2gms
    Argan oil 0.5gm
    Tetrasodium EDTA 0.25gm
    Cetyl palmitate 3gms
    Propylene Glycol  2gms
    Deionised water 46 gms
    Stearic acid 1gm
    Pvp k90 0.5gms
    Carbomer 940 0.2gms
    Linalool 0.3.
     Could you please help me in correcting this. So I can get good hold and also texture. Also if I missed out on adding anything to make the product stable and high performing. 

    Many thanks. 
  • Also if I missed out on adding anything
    -
    the missing 18% perhaps?
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
  • @auraperfumes786 you have around 30% oils and waxes, try to increase the carbomer % little bit.
    Did you neutralize the carbomer? what did you use? 
    BTW, there is no preservative? and as Belassi mentioned, missing ~18%?
  • Its posted in gr, not %. 

    It will be much easier for us if you post you formula in %.

    For what I can see you haven't emulsified the oils properly. Study the HLB to understand why and how.

    http://www.academia.edu/29659624/HLB_system_Crodas_Time-Saving_Guide_to_Surfactant_Selection_Personal_Care_Edition_tHe_Innovation_you_can_build_on_tm
  • You will have to divide each value by 0.82 and list as a percentage. We do expect people to post formulae using percentage content, it's the norm.
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
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