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  • does the emulsion of oil in water always gives cloudy or creamy not clear gel?

    Posted by Tattvas on September 27, 2018 at 4:19 am

    hi guys,

    making this hair conditioner and its leave on. i want it clear gel but no idea what will happen to end product havent tested it yet. 

    phase A

    water q.s.
    transparent carboxymethyl cellulose- 2%
    edta - 0.2%

    Phase B

    behentrimonium chloride - 2 %
    pq -10 - 1.5%
    cetyl alcohol- 2%
    stearyl alcohol- 1%
    will polysorbate 80 and glycereal oleate enough to give clear emulsification?

    Phase c

    centrimonium chloride - 1%
    paraben mix- 0.5%

    the more search the more confusing it becomes.

    a conditioner as far as i understand only be used for detangling and conditioning purpose.

    for detangling we use one silicones

    for conditioning wont it be suffice to use centrimonium chloride in lil large proportion.

    does polyquat, lipid really add on anything etc here?

    OldPerry replied 5 years, 9 months ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • belassi

    September 27, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Just to begin, many fragrances turn clear products opaque. And that is just one item alone…

  • ngarayeva001

    September 27, 2018 at 9:38 am

    You are using conventional thickeners and emulsifiers. You will not get a clear product with cetyl alcohol.

  • OldPerry

    September 27, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    No, you won’t be able to make a clear formula with these ingredients.

  • jeremien

    September 28, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Unless you succeed to formulate a nano-emulsion or
    microemulsion with these components

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