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    Posted by quangphu1301 on September 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Hi chemists
    My brother and I making homebrew unorthodox water based (uwb) pomade, we have some problems, help us please
    this is our ingredients :

    aqua 30%
    beeswax 10%
    soywax 10%
    shae butter 30%  
    castor oil 5%
    emulsifying wax NF 7% 
    peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil 4%
    preservatives 1%
    fragrances 3% 

    the pomade comes out quite soft and easy to scoop, but sometimes when you rub it in your hand its not smooth (I feel like it can drop a little bit from your hand). And the hold is not good too.

    I once add 5% beeswax and use less 5% of butter, the hold is better (firm/heavy hold) but once again, when I rub it in my hand its really loose and not smooth (but still soft)

    when I use 5% of candelilla wax instead of 10% soywax (and add 5% to butter), the pomade becomes more soft and smooth, easy to rub in hand, but the hold is not good too…

    how can I improve the hold and still keep the pomade soft and smooth, easy to rub ? thanks 

    quangphu1301 replied 7 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • OldPerry

    September 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Including PVP (1%) would help the hold.

  • quangphu1301

    September 23, 2016 at 6:14 am

    hard to find pvp in my country :/

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