Hair Gel


Can anyone give me any info on the raw material Carbomer for Hair Gel? Does it give gel the really clear substance or does it help with the hold of the gel? 


  • Carbomer is a rheology modifier. There are many types, some are more clear than others. It doesn’t give a hold. 
  • RRRRRR Member
    Thank you for the fast response. So pretty much it acts as a thickening agent helping to avoid runny or dripping gel?
  • Yes. You need a firm former for the hold. For example PVP.
  • smoksmok Member
    i know what is pvp and  his role but what is (firm former ) mean
  • Sorry typo ‘film former’
  • RRRRRR Member
    Thank you!! Last question.... Guar Gum & Carbomer acts the same in creating gel? Meaning both are thickening agents and when dispersed into water will swell and thicken up to create a styling gel?
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    @RRR guar gum and carbomer are both thickner.
  • RRRRRR Member
    Thank you!
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    you are welcome @RRR
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