Thanks for all of your input guys! I’m really trying to keep this product as natural as I possible can.
So I have been happy with the performance of this particular formula of my products. The only thing that I am find is that I am getting a lot of what I would describe wax and water separation when putting it through my fingers, eventually it does come back together and when put in the hair is perfect!
I just want to fix the separation of the product, if I was the consumer this would turn me off!
So I reformulated as I mentioned previously as I felt the product perhaps hadn’t emulsified properly. I removed the bentonite clay and made up for it with kaolin clay and have added that to my water phase now, making sure I have hydrated the clay before adding to the oil phase. I have also swapped my preservative to Optiphen Plus.
This was a disaster the consistency again was like when I added the borax! A very creamy consistency like a moisturiser!
Where do I go from here? I want to bump the soy wax back up again and take the PEG40 down to match the lecithin.