Aim: To prepare, evaluate and submit hairdressing cream.
Requirements: Beakers, Water bath, Stirrer, Wide mouth container.
Chemicals: Mineral oil, Stearic acid, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Perfume, Water.
Formulation Consideration: Hairdressing products are necessary to manipulate, hold or adjust the configuration of hair and to control durability, shine, or appearance of hair arrangement and assembly throughout the day or week between shampoo and styling cycles. It is an emulsion of water and mineral oil stabilized with triethanolamine. Mineral oil does not turn rancid and forms a protective film on the surface of the hair and prevents its dullness. It is preferred due to its relatively low viscosity (easy to spread) and penetrating power. Stearic acid is used as a stiffening agent. Perfume is added for aesthetic appeal.
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Procedure for Hairdressing Cream:
- Mix mineral oil, Propylparaben, and stearic acid and melt oil at 65°C in a beaker.
- Take another beaker to it add water, Methylparaben, and triethanolamine, heat at 65°C, and add to the oily phase with stirring.
- Keep stirring till 45°C is achieved. Add perfume and cool to room temperature and pack in a wide-mouth container.
Label: For external use only.
Storage: Store in a cool and dry place.
Packaging: Packed in a wide-mouth plastic or glass bottle.
Use: Takes care of hair.
Directions: Take a small amount of cream rub in between your palms and run your hands thoroughly through towel-dried hair.
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