Paraffin hair oil thickener

QuimicoQuimico Member
Helo, i am developing paraffin hair oil and i am trying to make thicker, i am trying to use Carbomer and HEC Please help 
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  • My trial was 0.2% Carbomor
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    You can't use Carbomer to thicken an oil.

    Although, perhaps you have other ingredients in your formula?
  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    try Versagel
    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
  • QuimicoQuimico Member
    edited January 6
    Perry said:
    You can't use Carbomer to thicken an oil.

    Although, perhaps you have other ingredients in your formula?
    I am using paraffin oil only Which is mineral oil
    Can i use carbomer and TEA only?
    Thanks Perry i will known you my results My trial was 0.2% Carbomer
  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    carbomer only works in water-based systems - it won't hydrate in oil
    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
  • Use some petroleum
  • Abdullah said:
    Use some petroleum
    What kind of petroleum??
  • to thicken an oil you need either a Polymer which is oil soluble or you need a Wax / Butter that is compatible with your main oil and does not recrystallize visible in it. in your case, i would say you can use Vaseline for example or high viscose paraffin oil depends on the viscosity you wanna go for.

    I would recommend using Polyamide-8 as polymers, tradenames for example are OleoCraft™ there are different types out there and you can ask the supplier for advice on which one to use for your product to get the best performance. they need to be usable with your main oil so ask them Realy it can go wrong otherwise. but you can then get from low to high viscose oils "gel"
  • Gordof said:
    to thicken an oil you need either a Polymer which is oil soluble or you need a Wax / Butter that is compatible with your main oil and does not recrystallize visible in it. in your case, i would say you can use Vaseline for example or high viscose paraffin oil depends on the viscosity you wanna go for.

    I would recommend using Polyamide-8 as polymers, tradenames for example are OleoCraft™ there are different types out there and you can ask the supplier for advice on which one to use for your product to get the best performance. they need to be usable with your main oil so ask them Realy it can go wrong otherwise. but you can then get from low to high viscose oils "gel"
    Thanks Gordof, What type of wax, other polymer thickeners are not available in my country.

  • Quimico said:
    Gordof said:
    to thicken an oil you need either a Polymer which is oil soluble or you need a Wax / Butter that is compatible with your main oil and does not recrystallize visible in it. in your case, i would say you can use Vaseline for example or high viscose paraffin oil depends on the viscosity you wanna go for.

    I would recommend using Polyamide-8 as polymers, tradenames for example are OleoCraft™ there are different types out there and you can ask the supplier for advice on which one to use for your product to get the best performance. they need to be usable with your main oil so ask them Realy it can go wrong otherwise. but you can then get from low to high viscose oils "gel"
    Thanks Gordof, What type of wax, other polymer thickeners are not available in my country.

    I have microwax & paraffin wax
  • Quimico said:
    Abdullah said:
    Use some petroleum
    What kind of petroleum??
    I mean petrolatum. Spelling error.
  • I Received in mail. Might help
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