Shampoo

What is the normal amount of days that it should take shampoo to settle before the suds are gone and before it gain its true color? i have heard it could take 24-48, but in some cases can it take much longer to settle?

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  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    If you make it properly, it shouldn't have a lot of suds.
    If you mix too much air in it, the amount of time will vary depending on what else is in the formula. For example, if you use salt as your thickening system, it shouldn't take too long. But if you have a polymeric thickener, it may take a lot longer.
  • Rossonna112Rossonna112 Member
    edited April 14
    Perry you are spot on. I use polyquat 7 at about 7% as a thicker(i love the moisturzing effects that it has on afro hair). It takes anywhere from about 6-7 days for my shampoo to settle. I figured it was polyquat. but wasent sure.

    Thanks 
  • Perry you are spot on. I use polyquat 7 at about 7% as a thicker(i love the moisturzing effects that it has on afro hair). It takes anywhere from about 6-7 days for my shampoo to settle. I figured it was polyquat. but wasent sure.

    Thanks 
    7% Polyquaternium 7? Whoa! That seems extreme! I love poly 7 as well but even at 2-3% it has a huge impact on the product's viscosity...do you find it makes the product difficult to apply with this amount of poly 7? Just curious :)
  • abierose said:
    Perry you are spot on. I use polyquat 7 at about 7% as a thicker(i love the moisturzing effects that it has on afro hair). It takes anywhere from about 6-7 days for my shampoo to settle. I figured it was polyquat. but wasent sure.

    Thanks 
    7% Polyquaternium 7? Whoa! That seems extreme! I love poly 7 as well but even at 2-3% it has a huge impact on the product's viscosity...do you find it makes the product difficult to apply with this amount of poly 7? Just curious :)
    Hello Abie, I actually ended up going down to 5% to decrease the settle time(still gives that nice richness)

    To answer your question no it doesnt make the shampoo difficult to apply. It gives off that nice rich lather without being too thick and it doesnt strip the hair. I would assume its because this is the only thickning agent that i use in my Shampoo. I tried to go down to 2-3% as it was not effective enough(not enough thickness/richness). 
  • abierose said:
    Perry you are spot on. I use polyquat 7 at about 7% as a thicker(i love the moisturzing effects that it has on afro hair). It takes anywhere from about 6-7 days for my shampoo to settle. I figured it was polyquat. but wasent sure.

    Thanks 
    7% Polyquaternium 7? Whoa! That seems extreme! I love poly 7 as well but even at 2-3% it has a huge impact on the product's viscosity...do you find it makes the product difficult to apply with this amount of poly 7? Just curious :)
    Hello Abie, I actually ended up going down to 5% to decrease the settle time(still gives that nice richness)

    To answer your question no it doesnt make the shampoo difficult to apply. It gives off that nice rich lather without being too thick and it doesnt strip the hair. I would assume its because this is the only thickning agent that i use in my Shampoo. I tried to go down to 2-3% as it was not effective enough(not enough thickness/richness). 
    Ahh, I see. Well thank you for answering my question! It's always fun to learn how others are using different ingredients! Also, i have yet to formulate a shampoo...probably the only thing I haven't tried to make yet 😊 What surficants do you use? 
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