So, back when I started formulating my first waterbased wax (with ceteareth) I remember the shear amount of misguidance and wrong steps I took into formulating something that actually worked. The ideal waterbased pomade should in my opinion:
-provide medium to strong hold,
-no staining or white residue on hair after at least 8 to 12h after application,
-formula easy enough to reproduce in small, but more importantly in large batches, and
-low enough melting point so you can actually pour that thing into containers
As the chemistry of using polyoxyethylene emulgators in such products tends to be quite complex, I wanted to provide some help to beginners who area in the process of learning the mystery of making good hair pomade.
I have been able to reproduce with some adequate success a few waterbased formulas, so to any of you guys (and girl) wanting help, ASK ME ANYTHING.