I working on a hair styling cream and its driving me crazy.
Im trying to get a high hold using PVP so...
Current formula is using the below...
PVP (90% Powder) - 10%
Butylene Glycol - 8%
Sweet Almond Oil - 6%
Lanolin Wax - 6%
Lanolin Alcohol - 2.5%
PEG 8 beeswax 8%
Hydrogenated castor oil - 3%
Glyceryl Behenate - 3%
Cetyl Alcohol - 8%
At the moment the product just doesnt have enough hold, I think PVP is at its maximum as it goes a bit stringy when rubbing.
Any ideas on which waxes I can alter to maximise the hold but still keep this stable?
Thanks in advance