Which ingredient has thickened this Shampoo?

Which ingredient has thickened this Shampoo?

Water, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cannabis Sativa Seed Extract, Histidine, Ecklonia Radiata Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Salicylate, Dimethiconol, Polyquaternium-10, Tetrasodium Edta, Glycerin.

Comments

  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Not one ingredient but several. Two anionic surfactants plus one amphoteric surfactant, depending on mass ratios, will make a viscous solution. Beef that up with Polyquat-10 and you build more. Finally adding electrolytes (sodium citrate/citric acid) and it builds even more. Glycerin beats it back down.
  • AbdullahAbdullah Member
    Does amphoteric surfactant increase the viscosity of Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate or Sodium cocoyl Isethionate?
  • FarrukhFarrukh Member
    Abdullah where are you from?
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Abdullah: affirmative. That ampho works in synergy with the anionics you mentioned to build viscosity.
  • Some varieties of polyquaternium-10 create gum-like viscosity (they vary a lot btw, always test). But there’s something I find a bit surprising in this shampoo, amphoteric goes first and SCI is high up. It’s rarely used at a high % in liquid products.
  • AbdullahAbdullah Member
    @ngarayeva001 for me betaine even at %15 active doesn't clean hair enough so there may not be much different between quantity of betaine and SCI
  • AbdullahAbdullah Member
    @Farrukh i am from Afghanistan. 
    And you? 
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