Waterbased Pomade

Hello everyone in the forum, Im stilll new in the forum and I have a problem which I need some guidance.

I have done a research by myself on how to do a waterbased pomade. after doing some research on the certain ingredients that I am interested in, I finally decided to start my own project.

Here are the list of my ingredients and how much I'm using it, please do correct me if I'm doing it wrongly.


Aqua = 90GM
Ceteareth-25 = 30GM
PVP = 10GM
EDTA = 0.3GM
PEG-75 Lanolin = 3GM
Propylene Glycol = 5GM
Glycerin = 2GM
Polysorbate = 1GM
Liquid Germall Plus = 0.3GM
Fragrance = 0.3GM/7 drops
Coloring = 1 drops.

This is the latest Formula that I'm working with, after every ingredients are prepared and done working with it, I put it in a refrigerator for cooling period. When I take it out from the fridge and let it come to room temperature, the pomade looks solid but not that solid, it is like semi solid where the texture is creamy to solid texture.

When I let it in a light hot temperature, it start to melt. I tried to play around with the amount of water I put and also ceteareth-25. Is this has to do with PEG-75 Lanolin since it is consider as wax too.

It will be my pleasure if I can get a correction from my mistake.


  • The first thing to do is list the ingredients in % weight order because I for one am not going to sit here and calculate them all for you.
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  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    @Belassi Thank you! Honestly I thought about chiming in but I decided not to for the exact same reason. I know most of the raw materials by wt/wt% so this format is of no use to me.
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