Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating CATIONIC GUAR GUM STILL SEPARATING in shampoo PLEAS HELP


    Posted by Peta1 on March 19, 2023 at 8:52 am

    I made an extremely simple formula to try to understand more on how to use cationic guar gum but unfortunately the Cationic guar gum landed to the bottom. I even took out the fragrance and made just a simple recipe. I added the water, glycerin and the surfactants together. Then made sure the PH was 5.9 before adding the guar. Then while mixing added the preservative. Mixed for about 10mins. Could the mixing be the problem? Allowed to rest for a few hours and guar still separated to the bottom. I am using Cationic Guar from Lotions Crafter “Ashland” do you think I should try a different brand?

    Water 50.5%

    Glycerin 4%

    Decyl Glucoside 15%

    Coco Betain 29%

    Cationic Guar Gum 0.5%

    Otiphen plus preservative 1%

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  • Abdullah

    March 19, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Use cationic guar first ingredient in water and mix

    Reduce pH to 4-5 and mix

    Viscosity should increase a bit

    Then add CAPB and then other ingredients

    • Peta1

      March 19, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you!! I will try your suggestion today.

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