# Hair relaxer production

Good day all

I have a question to ask~

I want to get the correct formula for production of hair relaxer.

I have a question to ask~

I want to get the correct formula for production of hair relaxer.

For a batch, I use:

Wax~4kg

Mineral oil~8kg

Jelly~5kg

Acetyl alcohol~2kg

Propylene glycol~half litre

Lanolin~half kg

Caustic soda~1kg

I noticed some faults in this formulation like breakages/foaming on the surface, light watery ,also its active ingredient reacts fast before it relaxes the hair

Please I need your help on what to do cos I'm still a starter.

Thank you sir.

Marysurnita

Marysurnita

## Comments

Water (Aqua) (deionized) up to 100

Propylene Glycol 4.00

Calcium Hydroxide 5.00

Petrolatum 9.10

Mineral Oil 6.50

Polyquaternium-6 1.00

PEG-75 Lanolin 1.00

Cetearyl Alcohol 13.00

I really appreciate

How do I convert the numbers by % to kilogram or gram?

I measure in a weighing scale before production sir

I await your response

Thank you sir

Then weigh out all of the ingredients. (e.g. 13g or 13kg of Cetearyl Alcohol)

If you want a different batch size, say 200 kg, then you would take a percentage of that. 200 * 13% = 26 g or 26kg of Cetearyl Alcohol

or thioglycolic acid.

I'm using sodium hydroxide (for lye) cos it could be found easily here. Should I measure it with the same percentage as in CaOH?

Is there any substitute for polyquartenium-6 cos its not here?

Is there also no need using an emulsifying wax and a preservative?

How can I measure other ingredients to fit into it by kg or grams

For instance:

100kg of water should go with ?kg of Cetearyl alcohol, ?kg of propylene glycol, ?kg of mineral oil, ?kg of petrolatum, etc

This will enable me understand it better before making calculations by percentage for other different batches

Thanks alot sir for your time

I'm waiting for your reply

Thank you Sir

1. If you want to make 100kg, just put a kg after the number given in the formula. Propylene glycol 4.00 means 4.00 kg of propylene glycol.

2. Yes, you can try the same amount of CaOH as NaOH but you might need to make adjustments to the formula. You have to make it and figure it out.

3. PQ6 is a conditioning agent. So, you can find another conditioning agent or just not use one. You have to make the product and find out the answer.

4. You have to make the formula. It's a starting formula that may or may not work for you. I can't answer your questions because without having the raw materials that you are going to use, I don't know whether it will work for you.

The formula will have a high pH so you may not need a preservative but you have to test it. Your manufacturing conditions might be such that you should use a preservative. The PEG 75 Lanolin and Cetearyl alcohol work as the emulsion system. I don't know if you will need a more robust emulsion system. You have to make the formula to find out.

Cosmetic formulating is not something you can do by reading words on a computer screen or even in a book. You have to actually go out and get the ingredients and mix them together and see what you get. I've given you a formula that has worked for some people. I don't know if it will work for you. You just have to experiment.

I will try it out but in making some adjustments in NaOH. I think I will have to try the formular with 2% of NaOH since its the most active ingredient cos 5% will be so high for it unlike in the case of CaOH

I will tell us my findings later.

In the course of research online I find out that cetearyl alcohol is a mixture cetyl alcohol and stearic acid. The mixture comes by different percentages, its either 70% cetyl alcohol and 30% stearic or vice versa. I would like to figure out the percentage that will best fit into the formular whether 70%C 30%S is best or 30%C 70%S

So glad to be part of this forum. Thanks to everyone here for your contributions. I appreciate

That's why Calcium and sometimes Lithium hydroxides are used for relaxers. The latter is used in some top brands.

Be aware that Ca and Li hydroxides slowly absorb carbon dioxide from air, so you'd better pack in sealed, single use containers.

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