Consistency without being thick!
I’m formulating a gel-cream hair mask, and having some problems to get the right consistency I want.
My ideia is doing a cream that is consistent, but I don’t want it to be thick, I want it to be thin, like this one:
You can see it got thin borders on the touched region, it’s fluid to touch but it’s consistent.
It keeps in this position, don’t have that “melting” aspect, its consistent.
I hope you can understand what I’m tryng to explain. hehe
I got a consistency really similiar to this one using Ceteareth-20, a Quaternary Ammonium as main surfactant, and Cetearyl Alcohol, with a little of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose to get this “jelly” shine. But it doesn’t get thin! When I try to do it thinner putting less Cetearyl or less surfactant, it loses its consistency, “melt” after touched, don’t hold the position.
For now I have two hypotheses:
- using another kind of surfactant, one that don’t build a thick emulsion (but I don’t know which one)
- keep it on agitation for a longer time for the micelles get smaller (do you think it could make a thinner emulsion?)
What do you think?
Thank you so much!
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