Formulating a leave in toner for hair

Hi guys!

Trying to make a leave in hair serum/toner.
What is the best emulsifier to use for this formula: water 66,65%, oils: 15,5%, 7,7% powder extracts, 1% glycerin
I tried a few emulsifiers but they either made the water and oil separate or they produced a solution that was too thick to leave in hair. I tried Glyceryl citrate / lactate / linoleate / Oleate 3% +  0,2% xanthan gum for example
I am thinking of trying Coco-Glucoside and Glyceryl Oleate + Sucrose Stearate
What do you think?
Please help me out with a few suggestions
Thank you!


  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    @marinaartm  it seems o/w emulsion so you must calculate the required hlb (it depends of wich oils and their levels ) then you use adequat emulsifiers for required hlb.
  • @Fekher our oils are: 2% almond oil, 2% grapeseed oil, 1% apricot oil, 2% jojoba oil  and macadamia oil 1%
    Not sure how to calculate the HLB. Could you please help me out? 
    Thank you so much!
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    @marinaartm make research how to calculate required hlb and you said oils:15,5% however level you gave in last comment equal to 8% .
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