“Ribboning” effect in hair product?
Hello, I hope someone can help.
I am developing a hair styling product. I am trying to replicate what I call a ribboning texture. Not sure if thats the correct term but I feel it describes what I mean. I’ve attached a few images below of the texture I’m trying to describe along with their ingredients list.
Product A: Ingredients - Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hemp Seed Oil, Fragrance, Colour
Product B: Ingredients - Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Fragrance
Product C: Ingredients - Microcrystalline Wax, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Parrafin, Fragrance, Beeswax, Coumarin, Eugenol, Linalool
My Product: Ingredients - Petrolatum 60%, Microcrystalline Wax 27.5%, Beeswax 5%, Cherry kernal oil 5%, fragrance 2.5%
When I scoop my product out it doesn’t have the same ribboning or elasticity as the products above. It scoops out more as a unified product if that makes any sense? It doesn’t stretch out the container like the others do, it just releases and separates from itself as you can see in the above image. I realise its not going to be exactly the same as I’m not using the exact same ingredients as the products above but I’d expect similar results to Product A as it is the closest to the ingredients list.
I’ve tried a range of formulations with varying ingredients and quantities. Starting with just Petrolatum and Microcrystalline Wax at a wide range of varying quantities. But I just can’t seem to get the same textures.
Could this be my ‘cooking’ process?
Any help will be very much appreciated.
Thanks for your time
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