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  • Hair Fixatives and Ceteareth

    Posted by Rebelgreaser66 on October 30, 2017 at 11:06 pm
    Hello everyone
    I am trying to formulate a water based hair pomade, I already got a stable product using pvp as fixer, now I want to make one which has a strong hold , for which I am using AMP-Acrylates / Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer but I am having a problem with ceteareth-25.
    At the moment of mixing the two phases (at 85 ° C) and when the product reaches ambient temperature, it does not gel and remains watery
    What could be the problem?
    This is my formula 
    Water                                                                                   45%
    propylene glycol                                                                     6%
    Polysorbate 20                                                                       2%                                                                   
    Glyceryl cocoate                                                                     6%                                                               
    Vegetable Glycerine                                                               5%
    PEG 40 hidrogenated castor oil                                           1,5%
    AMP-Acrylates / Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer                     3,5%
    Ceteareth-25                                                                          30%
    DMDM Hydantoin                                                                  0,5%
    fragance                                                                                 0,5
    Thanks so much
    Chemist5000 replied 6 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Chemist5000

    October 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    How much PVP did you use in your other formula?

  • Rebelgreaser66

    November 1, 2017 at 2:57 am


  • Rebelgreaser66

    November 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    but in the other formula i use a mixture of polysorbates, don’t use PEG 40 HCO and i use beeswax 

  • Chemist5000

    November 1, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I am having a similar problem with the separation or settling.  I haven’t figured it out yet.  I am not using beeswax at all.

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