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  • Waterbased Pomade

    Posted by Anonymous on September 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Hello everyone in the forum, Im stilll new in the forum and I have a problem which I need some guidance.

    I have done a research by myself on how to do a waterbased pomade. after doing some research on the certain ingredients that I am interested in, I finally decided to start my own project.

    Here are the list of my ingredients and how much I’m using it, please do correct me if I’m doing it wrongly.


    Aqua = 90GM
    Ceteareth-25 = 30GM
    PVP = 10GM
    EDTA = 0.3GM
    PEG-75 Lanolin = 3GM
    Propylene Glycol = 5GM
    Glycerin = 2GM
    Polysorbate = 1GM
    Liquid Germall Plus = 0.3GM
    Fragrance = 0.3GM/7 drops
    Coloring = 1 drops.

    This is the latest Formula that I’m working with, after every ingredients are prepared and done working with it, I put it in a refrigerator for cooling period. When I take it out from the fridge and let it come to room temperature, the pomade looks solid but not that solid, it is like semi solid where the texture is creamy to solid texture.

    When I let it in a light hot temperature, it start to melt. I tried to play around with the amount of water I put and also ceteareth-25. Is this has to do with PEG-75 Lanolin since it is consider as wax too.

    It will be my pleasure if I can get a correction from my mistake.

    microformulation replied 7 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • belassi

    September 17, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    The first thing to do is list the ingredients in % weight order because I for one am not going to sit here and calculate them all for you.

  • microformulation

    September 17, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    @Belassi Thank you! Honestly I thought about chiming in but I decided not to for the exact same reason. I know most of the raw materials by wt/wt% so this format is of no use to me.

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