Shampoo separation

Hello everyone
I used Cetyl Alcohol + polysorbate 80 in shampoo formulation but there is separation what is the reason
Can anyone tell me


  • What is the shampoo formula?
  • FarrukhFarrukh Member
    Abdullah said:
    What is the shampoo formula?
    SLS 500gm
    CAPB 500gm
    SLES 500gm
    Glycerin 500gm
    Polysorbate 80 1kg
    Cetyl Alcohol 500gm
    Water 6.5kg
    Poly quat 7 200gm
    Silicone 50 gm

  • Don't use them and see what happens
  • GordofGordof Member

    hi I don’t think your Cetyl Alcohol + polysorbate 80 is coursing the instability’s. The Stability of surfactants formulations depends a lot on the Order you add the different surfactants especially if you use a Cationic (polyquat7) with in an anionic system that can lead to instability’s. 

  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Polysorbate 80 is the culprit. DEL that and reduce cetyl alcohol & glycerin to 125 gms each and you'll be fine. 
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