Problems with sulphate free reformulation
As some of you know I have been trying to reduce the amount of Glucamate VLT I use as a thickener because it is so expensive. I found that adding MEA allowed me to reduce the thickener quantity and ended up using 2% MEA after experimenting with 1%.
Unfortunately, after about 5 weeks or so, the shampoo with the 2% MEA has a cloudy appearance - there are solids precipitated in it. I assume this can only be the MEA because there are no other solid components at room temp.
I suppose I will have to go back to 1% again but does anyone have any suggestions (apart from using alternate thickeners, I don't have that many to choose from, I already tried PEG-150 distearate and don't like the hand feel much.)
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