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  • Gross feeling in Hair Gel?

    Posted by PeaceLoveNaturals on March 7, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Im formulating hair care products, so I’m actually looking at products in my own stash that DONT work for me so I can examine the ingredients and figure out why, so I can either stay away from them or know I don’t want my product to work like that. I have two gels in particular that have this weird filmy almost plastic squeaky feeling. Its not very pleasant. Here are some of the top ingredients:

    First Gel-Water, VP/VA Copolymer (I assume its this), Glycerine, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein…Oils and extracts listed, Aminomethyl Propanol, Carbomer (maybe this is it?)….Aloe Leaf Extract…and a few more.

    Second Gel-Water, PVP (a possibility but is not in the above ingredients unless its similar or the same as VP/VA), Sorbitol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Poly 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Prop Glycol….again with wheat protein…Aloe Leaf Juice

    Could the aloe, and proteins cause a strange texture when combined with Carbomer?

    ajw000 replied 2 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • ariepfadli

    October 5, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Vp/va are film former, along pvp too, its seem you need an humectact to avoid them dry out and form “plastic” film

  • ajw000

    October 8, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    @PeaceLoveNaturals are these your products, or products you formulated, or products you have been sampling to start your own formulation process? 

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