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Cotton candy texture shampoo ?
Has anybody seen this type of thing happening in a shampoo? Is it just because its simply too viscous or is there a form of ingredient incompatibility at play?
You're going to have to provide more details- can you list the ingredients present? Is it stringy when you pour/pump it or is the texture noticeable even when sitting?
edited July 23
I am using a surfactant blend consisting of ALS/Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate/ Lauryl Glucoside / Cocamide DEA. It also contains PEG 150 Distearate but none of the percentages are listed.
I have successfully made a clear bodywash/Shampoo
PEG 7 Cocoate
+ 0.25 % Polyquat 10. Excellent viscosity and the clarity is perfect
I have tried to create a pearlized version using Euperlan PK 3000
When Polyquat 10 was added it created a thick sugar looking texture.
At the usage rate of 0.25%, upon addition; it would stiffen and break if attempting to move it around with a spoon. A few days later, it seemed to settle down. I have since been able to create a pearlized version with 0.11 % PQ-10. Using Polyquat-7 (1.0-1.5%) did not create that effect.
I would describe it as large glob (0.20-0.25% PQ-10). I am wondering why this would happen?
What is the problem? I couldn't get it.
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