I recently made some formulas with Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate powder as primary surfactant in it. It makes opaque Shampoo without adding anything else. It clean the hair well but it doesn't foam. It's foam is like if you have only %5 decyl Glucoside as surfactant. No foam at first wash and very little foam in second wash.
The ingredients are
AOS powder %9 active surfactant
Lauryl Glucoside %1.5 active
CAPB %1.5 active
Guar gum %0.1 and %0.5
Cationic guar gum %0.2
Piroctone Olamine %0.05
Glyceryl Caprylate %1
EO %0.5. also the same without EO
Adding each ingredient in the order i have listed here. Water is hot at first.
Same formula with SLES instead of AOS has good foam and everything and is clear, not opaque.
Am i doing something wrong with AOS or this formula?
Why is it not foaming?
Is it normal for AOS to be opaque and not clear?
I thought AOS may have more foam than SLES but here it doesn't foam at all.