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  • Organic hair gel with gummy residue on hands

    Posted by Favour on October 5, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I’m currently working on an organic hair gel to use of my type 4 hair, the performance is amazing, but I’m running into an issue where a slight gummy residue and/or very thin film of the gel is left on my hands after applying it to my hair. How do I address this issue?

    microformulation replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • camel

    October 5, 2023 at 6:43 pm


    You’re going to need to list all of your ingredients and their percentages of the formula to get the best advice.

    • Favour

      October 5, 2023 at 8:39 pm

      So far I’ve knocked out everything but my guar gum, agar and water. The agar is at .3% and the gaur at 1.75%. The water is at 85%.

  • Favour

    October 5, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    Technically I have replace all the other ingredients with water as I wanted to see if the issues is with the gums so the water I put is the difference .

  • Perry44

    October 7, 2023 at 7:54 am

    They are called “gums” for a reason. If you don’t want the gummy effect, use a synthetic polymer like PVP.

    • graillotion

      October 7, 2023 at 11:38 pm

      😂 I was so wanting to state the obvious….but anything ‘hair’ is so outside my area. 😆

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  Graillotion.
  • microformulation

    October 9, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Not to be a nag, but what makes the product “organic?” In the US organic has a legal definition and if you are completely accurate the term would only be used in products or materials registered under the USDA NOP Organic program.

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