Inspired by American Crew Defining Paste, this styler provides medium hold, and low shine.
Kester Wax CT: Vegan wax blend designed to mimic the properties of lanolin wax. Thickener, film former, texturizer, thickener, emollient. Usage level 0.5-20%.
Kester Wax K-62: Naturally derived wax ester of plant origin. High melt point solid wax, provides hard structure in anhydrous applications. Structurant. Usage level 1-20%.
PEG-8 Beeswax: Beeswax derivative that increases compatibiltiy with polar materials. Promotes creamy textures and spreadability in anhydrous systems. Co-emulsifier, stabilizer in emulsions. Usage level 1-10%.
Permulgin D: Non-ionic, high, HLB emulsifier designed for multiple formula types, good pH tolerance. Highly compatible.
Begin heating water to 80°C.
Add Phase A ingredients one by one, mixing each until uniform.
Combine Phase B ingredients, and heat to 80–85°C until melted.
Add Phase B to Phase A under agitation.
Mix at high speed until emulsion is uniform.
Cool to 60-65°C, add Phase C.
Pour into containers at 55-60°C.
Three months at room temperature, three months at 45°C, three freeze/thaw cycles.