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Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Shampoo & their emollients

  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    February 5, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Emollients in a shampoo have a negative impact on cleaning and foam and just get rinsed away.  Tips: find ones that have marketing appeal and use them at minuscule levels (0.1% or less)

  • Farion1989

    February 5, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Thank you. I definitely will take into consideration.

  • Gunther

    February 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    They have too little time to act on hair to do anything noticeable.
    They’ll just end up being rinsed down the drain.

    For shampoos you only can:
    1. Use less or milder surfactants so they don’t strip as much oils from hair.
    2. Add polyquaterniums or even cationics (for non anionic surfactants) to detangle and condition hair.
    3. Add silicones.