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  • Adding chelating agent in shampoo

    Posted by Abdullah on April 4, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Is there any difference in performance if we add chelating agents first in the water for shampoo vs if we add surfactant first and then chelating agent in shampoo?

    I am purchasing SLES %70 and mix it with water at 1:1.8 to become %25 daily and store it at pH 12 for later use.
    Is it better to add chelating agent in water in this stage or it is ok to add it during manufacturing Shampoo and there will be no difference in its effects? 

    Abdullah replied 2 years ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    April 5, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t think there would be a difference.

  • Abdullah

    April 6, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Perry said:

    I don’t think there would be a difference.


  • Henry

    May 13, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    in your formulation did you have any issues with stringy texture?

  • Abdullah

    May 14, 2021 at 10:49 am

    @Henry no