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  • Need Help with formulating Shampoo

    Posted by abhiromeo on November 3, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Hello,
    This formula dries the hair too much. Am i doing something wrong?

    1 Water 54.20
    2 Disodium EDTA 0.10
    3 Polyquat 7 3
    4 Mythyl Paraben 0.20
    5 Alpha olefin sulfonate  30% 22.00 8.58
    6 CAP-B 10.00
    7 Cocamide DEA 1.00
    8 PEG 7 3.00
    9 Vit-E 0.10
    10 Fragrance 0.30
    11 Propyl Paraben 0.10
    12 Glycerin 3.00
    13 Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride 0.50
    14 Citric acid 1.50 Bring pH down <4
    15 Sodium chloride 1.00
    16 TEA qs Check/adjust pH to 5.3 - 5.8

    Thanks in Advance,
    AJ

    PhilGeis replied 6 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 9 Replies
  • 9 Replies
  • PhilGeis

    Member
    November 3, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Sorry as not relevant to your question - parabens are not good preservatives for shampoos.  

  • Abdullah

    Entrepreneur
    November 4, 2022 at 2:00 am

    How much active Alpha olefin sulfonate do you have in formula and how it the foaming of product? 

    I think this product should make your hair too oily. Not dry

  • ketchito

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 3:34 am

    @abhiromeo Why do you think that shampoo is making your hair dry? I think it depends on your expectations. If yoy compare that formula to a silicone-based shampoo, of course you won’t fwel your hair too conditioned. What you lack is good emollients (PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate doesn’t rival the performance of common silicones).

  • abhiromeo

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 3:47 am

    PhilGeis said:

    Sorry as not relevant to your question - parabens are not good preservatives for shampoos.  

    What preservatives should i use? Phenoxyethanol?

  • abhiromeo

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Abdullah said:

    How much active Alpha olefin sulfonate do you have in formula and how it the foaming of product? 

    I think this product should make your hair too oily. Not dry

    I have used 22% AOS in the formula. Foaming is rich & excellent.

  • abhiromeo

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 3:49 am

    ketchito said:

    @abhiromeo Why do you think that shampoo is making your hair dry? I think it depends on your expectations. If yoy compare that formula to a silicone-based shampoo, of course you won’t fwel your hair too conditioned. What you lack is good emollients (PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate doesn’t rival the performance of common silicones).

    Thanks for the feedback. What should i use instead of PEG-7? 

  • ketchito

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 11:28 am

    @abhiromeo Since you’re using deposition aids, yoi can try with emulsions of uncharged silicone (like Dimethinocol (and) TEA dodecylbenzenesulfonate).

  • abhiromeo

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    ketchito said:

    @abhiromeo Since you’re using deposition aids, yoi can try with emulsions of uncharged silicone (like Dimethinocol (and) TEA dodecylbenzenesulfonate).

    Thanks. Will try to source it and make. will let you know the results soon.

  • PhilGeis

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    @abhiromeo
    chloromethylisothiazolinone (Kathon) or a formadehyde releaser