When to cap hair styling clay pomades after pouring into containers.

Question regarding water-based clay pomade.

After adding fragrance and preservative and the final mix is done, I pour into 4 oz glass containers.  

1.)  Do I leave them un-capped over-night?
2.) Should I cover them with cheesecloth to avoid getting a firm dehydrated top layer?
3.) When is the best time to cap product?   

Comments

  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    If you are filling above 45C, best to leave uncapped until they set or at least until below T < 40C. Otherwise, condensation may occur inside and one mold spore is needed to grow into a colony on the surface of your product.  
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