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  • Help! Hair holding wax/cream

    Posted by Anonymous on January 13, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I am attempting to make a holding wax/cream based on my curly hair experiences with other waxes. My goal is that it won’t weigh my hair down, but simply define my curls and stop frizz.

    All constructive suggestions are welcome!

    • water - 48%
    • Candellila wax - Euphorbia cerifera cera - 13%
    • Beeswax - cera alba 12%
    • Cetearyl alcohol - 10
    • Stearic acid - 6%
    • PVP - 4%
    • Vitis vinicera -5
    • Essential Oils - 2%
    gunther replied 4 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • natzam44

    Member
    January 13, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    1. Use less essential Oils. Like <1%.
    2. How thick is that formula? Between the waxes and the cetearyl alcohol, it seems like a lot.
    3. Using that much wax seems like it would produce a heavy product and the hold is likely to be TOO high.

    These would be the main 3 for me.

  • gunther

    Member
    January 14, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    n_mashay said:

    I am attempting to make a holding wax/cream based on my curly hair experiences with other waxes. My goal is that it won’t weigh my hair down, but simply define my curls and stop frizz.

    All constructive suggestions are welcome!

    • water - 48%
    • Candellila wax - Euphorbia cerifera cera - 13%
    • Beeswax - cera alba 12%
    • Cetearyl alcohol - 10
    • Stearic acid - 6%
    • PVP - 4%
    • Vitis vinicera -5
    • Essential Oils - 2%

    What’s the emulsifier in this formula?

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