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  • Shampoo formulation

    Posted by Afifah on August 27, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    I made formula for shampoo. Here’s the ingredients:
    SLES, CAPB, NaCl, Propylene gylcol, glycerin, sodium benzoate, and Xanthan + cellosize as thickener.

    The sample that customer gave us is spesific product that use polyacrilate crosspolymer-6. It’ss very viscous. So i tried to add more SLES but it didnt have similar viscosity.
    I’ve tried using xanthan and cellosize but it never have viscosity like the sample.
    Is there any tickening agent that have same consistency like polyacrilate crosspolymer-6?

    Another question is, why everytime i make formula that consist SLES (Texapon) and HEC, the final product always separate after 1-2 days?

    em88 replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • ketchito

    Member
    August 29, 2023 at 7:37 am

    SLES + CAPB is a ver easy to thicken system with NaCl (no need to add gums), unless you’re using the wrong ratio of surfactants, a low level of them, or too much Propylene glycol and/or Glycerin (which in a shampoo is nonsense).

  • Perry44

    Administrator
    August 29, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Another question is, why everytime i make formula that consist SLES (Texapon) and HEC, the final product always separate after 1-2 days?

    Probably because the HEC is not properly hydrated.

  • PhilGeis

    Member
    August 29, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Prob not much of a preservative sysrem. what’s pH?

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  PhilGeis.
  • amitvedakar

    Member
    September 1, 2023 at 4:17 am

    Is HEC compatible with this SLES system??

  • em88

    Member
    September 6, 2023 at 5:16 am

    “Another question is, why everytime i make formula that consist SLES (Texapon) and HEC, the final product always separate after 1-2 days?”

    HEC is not compatible with SLES.

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