Can I get opinions on the below clarifying shampoo formula for African hair?

Hello Everyone, 

I have been trying out clarifying shampoo for my hair. I have identified the surfactants I have the most access to and would like your honest opinion on whether it makes sense. I have Coco Glucoside on the way and hope to incorporate it later

Thank you 

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate 20%
Coco Betaine 14%
EDTA 0.1%
Xantham Gum 0.5%
Germall Plus 0.5%
Peppermint EO 1%
Citric Acid 0.3%

Comments

  • Is it ASM or as supplied? Also too much peppermint 
  • Is it ASM or as supplied? Also too much peppermint 
    That is ASM. Thanks for your comment regarding the EO, will reduce to 0.5
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Also, you probably don't need the xanthan gum. You could adjust the viscosity using sodium chloride (salt).
  • Perry said:
    Also, you probably don't need the xanthan gum. You could adjust the viscosity using sodium chloride (salt).
    Thanks a lot Perry. Will make that change
  • 0.5% is five times too much peppermint oil.
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  • Belassi said:
    0.5% is five times too much peppermint oil.
    oh wow!! Thank you!! I have been overdoing it all along. Thanks 
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