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  • Enhancing foaming in shampoo

    Posted by sr6866 on February 7, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    At present we are using sles 70 , betain ,and amide. Can someone recommend another product? to enhance the foaming in the shampoo.

    CarolineChemist replied 3 weeks, 2 days ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • paprik

    Member
    February 7, 2024 at 1:09 pm

    Please write your full formula .. with % inputs if possible.

    • sr6866

      Member
      February 7, 2024 at 1:20 pm

      Di water

      sles 70

      sodium chloride

      amide

      betaine

      color

      fragrance

      preservative

      • paprik

        Member
        February 7, 2024 at 5:17 pm

        Ok, still not the best answer as I don’t know how much SLES (and other ingredients) you are adding, but I will try to answer.

        I will take Betaine as Betaine, not Cocamidopropyl Betaine? If so, you definitely can add that, it is amphoteric, adds mildness to the product and boosts the foam. You could also add some superfatting agent/non-ionic surfactant. Again, not sure what “amide” you’re using.

      • CarolineChemist

        Member
        February 9, 2024 at 11:08 am

        Try an amine oxide (lauramine oxide, cocamidopropylamine oxide, etc.). I also second adding cocamidopropyl betaine if that is not in the formula already.

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