Have been playing around with a shampoo but it seems to be separating. I then tried doing a knockout experiment to find the culprit. I would add an ingredient, wait a day, but doing this the product turned out fine.
The only thing I can think of is that maybe I need longer for the xanthan gum to hydrate with the water and surfactants before adding other ingredients.
How long should it take xanthan gum to fully hydrate with water and surfactants combined.
Sodium Lauroamphoacetate 8%
Decyl Glucoside 7.5%
Cocamidopropyl betaine 10%
Sodium cocoyl glutamate 8.5%
Xanthan gum (keltrol cg) 1%
I put water in first, add surfactants while mixing. Slurry the glycerin and xanthan then add that.
Shea butter 1%
Citric acid 0.5%
Caprylhydroxamic acid 1%