I am new to formulating, so not an expert by any means! But would appreciate some insight from the community.
I am looking to make a shampoo and having issues with bubbles. I am using xatham gum and during the gelling process its creating a lot of bubbles that do no dissipate (even with 24 hours rest).
(1) 1% xatham gum + over 50% water.
Result: the xatham gum did not gel well into the water, so i had to use a milk frother to mix this sample. The result was a very "gel-like" substance with a lot of bubbles. Let this sit for 20 mins to incorporate and the bubbles are still trapped as expected.
(2) 0.5% xatham gum + 5% glycerin + 50% water.
Result: i did this in two steps.
(a) I gelled the xatham gum + glycerin, mixed with only spatula, waited 20 mins. The immediate result was a homogeneous liquid.
(b) after 20 mins, i added this to water and the glycerin didnt mix well with the water so i had to stir it with more force, leading to some bubbles. These bubbles also do not dissipate by sitting.
Is there a way to better reduce bubbles here when making at home? As i see shampoos on the market are a nice homogeneous liquid.
Thank you all for your help in advance!