C14-16 olefin sulfonate Blend / Need your experience

Hi, i used a surfactant blend for shampoo
The Blend has :

35% C14-16 olefin sulfonate
13 % Sodium Cocoamphoacetate
2% Cocamide Mipa

the amount of this blend in my shampoo is 36 %

Is used is with 1 % pq7 1 % pq113

0,3 % Kao sofcare gp1 and 1% Amodimethicone Blend.

normaly ist just a Little Slip and a clean feeling after wash. 

But with this surfactant Blend it’s very heavy and greasy.

why? Is it the mipa? Do u have an idea what to do? Generally I love the surfactant because it’s easy to thicken and it has a ph of 5 . 

I know I can lower the conditioning agents. But I think that’s not the reason for the greasiness. 



  • @Ahlmeyer When you mention "normaly ist just a Little Slip and a clean feeling after wash", what are you comaping this blend to? Did you have a different surfactant system before?
  • @ketchito I worked with iselux sfb. But I don’t like the smell. 

    I think the Cocamide mipa is the problem. 

    I would lower the blend to 20 %. Than there is 1 % Cocamide Mipa in the formulation. 
    I would also add 12 % pure olefin sulfonate to get an anionic active around 12% .

    what do you think? 
  • AbdullahAbdullah Member
    edited September 3
    How much is the conditioning ingredients in active percentage?

    And how is the foam profile of this product? 
  • Pq 7 is 0,1 . And the pq113 I don’t know yet. But I can feel that the problem must be the Cocamide mipa. It’s like a fatty film. It foam’s very well. 

  • Greasy feel after washing with C14-16 olefin sulfonate meant it is from your conditioning ingredients, not a surfactant. 
    Maybe from amodimethicone. 
  • replace cocamide mipa with cocamide dea or at ph 5 use cocamidopropyldimethyl amine oxide
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