• Inspired by American Crew Fiber, this styler provides high hold, and low shine.


  • 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.


Main Topic

  • Hair Care

Sub Topics

  • Emulsion
  • Hair Styling
  • Unisex


  • Begin heating water to 80°C.
  • Add Phase A ingredients one by one, mixing each until uniform.
  • Combine Phase B ingredients, and heat to 85–90°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.


  1. Koster Keunen, Inc.
  2. Lubrizol
  3. Rita
  4. Brenntag Specialties
  5. Spectra Colors

Ingredient Trade Name



Phase A
Deionized Water Aqua 44.5
Disodium EDTA Disodium EDTA 0.05
Pemulan TR-12 Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer 0.1
Tealan 993 Triethanolamine 0.3
Optiphen4 Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol 1.0
Propylene Glycol Propylene Glycol 5.0
PVP K-904 PVP 7.0
FD & C Yellow #5 (5%)5 CI 19140 (Yellow 5) 0.05
Phase B
Kester Wax SWR1 C20-40 Alcohols, Candelilla Wax, Carnauba Wax, Glycol Distearate, Montan Acid Wax 18.0
Kester Wax K-621 Stearyl Behenate 8.0
Peg-8 Beeswax1 Peg-8 Beeswax 4.0
Permulgin D1 Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20 6.0
Glycol Distearate1 Glycol Distearate 2.0
Phase C
Fragrance Parfum 1.0
SD Alcohol Alcohol Denat 3.0