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  • Hydrolyzed Corn Starch

    Posted by tcurious on March 8, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Does anyone have suggestions of where I can find a good hydrolyzed corn starch for styling hold and curl definition?

    So far, MaizeCare Clarity Polymer by Dow seems like a great candidate but the minimums are too large for use right now. Any idea where I can find an analogous ingredient? I’m especially interested in plant-based options.

    tcurious replied 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • chemicalmatt

    March 8, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    Here’s a cheap hack for you. Buy Argo corn starch from the store, mix it with some sorbitol 70% and a little plasticizer-detackifier like propylene glycol or butylene glycol, dissolve all in water or water-ethanol (Everclear from the liquor store) then apply to the hair, style and see what happens. Ya need to heat it up to affect hydration of starch, just like making Chinese stir-fry.

    • tcurious

      DIY formulator
      March 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm

      Hahaha! Amazing. Thanks!