(Conditioning Thickener & Foam Enhancer)
Description: Cationic guar gum is a modified, naturally derived (from the seeds of the guar plant cyampopis tetragonolobus) quaternary, high-molecular weight sugar polymer (polysaccharide) combining both thickening and conditioning effects. Yellowish powder, faint characteristic odor. Soluble in water.
It can also act as a very mild emulsifier as it prevents oil droplets from coalescing and helps to stabilize products by preventing solid particles from settling out of solution.
- Effective non-gelling thickener and viscosity enhancer
- Can boost foam when together with surfactants
- Has additional conditioning effect due to the quaternary polymer structure as compared to regular guar gum
Applications: Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, creams, body washes, shower gels.
Use: Dissolve in water and stir thoroughly. Guar gum has a high pH >9 in order to thicken the solution that contains the guar gum the pH has to be <7. Add a tiny amount of citric acid or concentrated lemon juice to reach a lower pH and the solution is thickening. Stir well, typical use level is 0.2-2%. For external use only.
Tips: Slurry in a humectant such as glycerin, propylene glycol or propanediol before adding to water phase or use high shear.
Ingredients: Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum