Hi, I need your advice on making my conditioner less thicker. My formula is:
A To 100 Water
A 0.5 Hydroxyethyl cellulose
A q.s Potassium Hydroxide (to bring pH above 7 and thicken the HEC)
B 2.0 Behentrimonium Chloride
B 5.0 Cetearyl Alcohol
B 2.0 Shea Butter
C 5.0 Polyquaternium-7
C 1.0 Dipropylene Glycol
C 0.6 Fragrance oil
C 0.5 DMDM Hydantoin
C 0.5 Potassium Sorbate
D q.s pH adjuster (to 4.0-4.5)
The result is very thick. It is really difficult to pour into the bottle. Even when I flipped the bottle and wait for a day, it won't go down. I tried the pump bottle as well, and the pump won't work, because the consistency is too thick, it won't fill the gap/hole where the parts has been taken out by the pump. I even added Dipropylene glycol hoping for the thinning effect, but it won't work either. I'm looking for more like butter consistency which can be pumped from bottle.
1. Should I remove Hydroxyethyl cellulose? I'm afraid it will affect stability as this is the only rheology modifier in my formula. (Actually i tried remove this already, but its still too thick).
2. How do you guys bottle a conditioner? I looked at some youtube videos, they pour it while it is molten. But with this method I cannot adjust the pH and give the heat-sensitive ingredients. (because adjusting pH must wait till 25C room temperature).
3. Do any of you ever use PPG20 methyl glucose ether? Is this good for conditioner?
Thank you guys, I really have no luck in making conditioner. I really feel there's something wrong that I did not notice until now. Sorry for the long and many questions I have.