Hair Gel Formulation Pump

 

 

This is a simple hair gel formulation. The combination of PVP K90 and carbomer is the best to achieve a sparkling clear hair gel. Depending on the speed of mixing air bubbles can be trapped in the gel which gives it a bubbly elegant appearance. The viscosity of the gel can be adjusted by raising or lowering the amount of carbomer. For instance very stiff gels are possible at 0.7%wt of carbomer.

 

 

All ingredients are readily available from several manufactures around the world.
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Item No

Ingredient Name

% wt

Typical Form

Purpose

1

Water

96.90

Liquid

Diluent

2

PVP - K90

2.00

Liquid/solution

Hair Styling Polymer

3

Carbomer

0.50

Powder

Thickener

4

Fragrance

0.50

Liquid

Perfume

5

Panthenol

0.10

Liquid

Conditioner

 

 

Add herbal extracts as desired. Adjust the formulation to pH 6.5 7.0 with a solution of sodium hydroxide.

 

Total batch 100.0 grams

 

Preparation Procedure:

 

In a suitable formulation vessel, at room temperature and under steady mixing add item 3 and mix until the powder is well dispersed. It is important to prevent clumps! Add sodium hydroxide solution to raise the pH to 7. The system will turn very viscous and clear. Add item 2, mix well and then add the rest of the ingredients in the order listed.

 

The resulting gel is clear and very viscous. If the viscosity is too high add enough water to lower it to desired texture.

 

All ingredient amounts are given assuming the ingredients were supplied 100% pure. Formulators are advised to measure the total active mass of their ingredients and adjust the composition with water.

 

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