syndet bar fine tuning
Good afternoon all,
I am in the throws of fine tuning a syndet bar formula.
I’m a Chemistry teacher and so my access to academic papers etc is somewhat limited, plus I do not have anyone to bounce ideas with.
So, I have come to these discussion threads looking for advice.
Progress to date:
Ideal bar properties:
-will not leave coloured/dry hair feeling dry and tangled
66 % SCI
5 % cetyl alcohol
2 % coconut oil
2 % cocoa butter
3 % stearic acid
10 % CAPB
1 % polyquaternium-7
1 % jojoba oil
2 % essential oil/fragrance oil
-Bar remains ever so slightly squishable 1 week after pressing
-Bar is pH 5.5
-Hair strands do not feel dry after washing
-Hair does not tangle during wash
-Very, very slight static after drying (5/6 strands)
-Hair feels slightly coated with a film after drying
-Look to remove or significantly decrease plant oils/butters. After reading these threads it struck me that these will be removed by the surfactant. I should have thought of this before, seems daft to add oils and remove them at the same time.
-increase emulsifying wax %
-Decrease polyquaternium-7 to 0.5 %.
So, well done if you have read this far! 🙂
I would be delighted to hear from someone who would be willing to discuss this further.
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