Problem in dissolving Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride in SLES solution.

I am using GHTC in Shampoo.  I firstly mix GHTC in CAPB and then mix in SLES solution but it makes small lumps and get dissolve even upon maximum mixing.  Please give me your suggestions. 


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Just mix the Guar directly into the water phase.  Slowly add it so it disperses fully.
  • We had so much trouble dissolving GHTC,
    it always seemed to form lumps even in bare water
    that we switched to Polyquaternium-10 to get rid of so much trouble (and get better conditioning).
  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    Add it to the water first, neutralise with citric acid solution to pH 4 and then add the remaining surfactants. Shouldn't be any lumping then, I do it all the time without facing any issues. 
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