• Pomade

    Posted by Annyeap on April 19, 2022 at 2:24 am

    Hi. I would really appreciate your help with this. I am making a transparent water based pomade with the ingredients below.

    Glycerin - 5%
    Ceteareth-25 - 25%
    Disodium EDTA - 0.1%
    Water - QS
    D-panthenol - 0.05% 
    Polyacrylate-2 Crosspolymer (fixative) - 5%
    Sodium Hydroxide 10% - 3.8%
    Peg-12 dimethicone - 7%
    Preservative - 0.5%
    Fragrance - 0.15%

    Even though my Ceteareth-25 is at 25% I find that after I pout it  into jars and cooled, it doesn’t become a solid. It stays a liquid then gradually solidifies. after a few days it becomes a solid like a pomade. I am wanting to know why and if there is anyway to make it solidify faster as waiting a few days is not good when in production. 

    Annyeap replied 1 year, 10 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • ketchito

    April 19, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    @Annyeap Using the emulsifier to make a thick product is not the optimal aproach. I’d try either adding a fatty alcohol (to build a thicker gel phase) or a gum (carrageenan comes to my mind). Nevertheless, I didn’t try to make such product before, so I’m not completely sure it’d work…but it’s always worthy to try.

  • Annyeap

    April 20, 2022 at 12:16 am

    @ketchito thanks for your suggestion

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