• Light to medium hold control paste.
  • Create texture and style.
  • Soft paste with natural orange hue.


  • Orange Wax: Emollient that provides a unique scent and color, adds interest to the label and energy in the formula.
  • Bayberry Wax: Highly emollient, adds matte finish, and acts like a butter in most formulations.
  • Kester Wax K-60P: Natural plasticizer for film forming, increased stability and low to medium structure.


Main Topic

  • Hair Care

Sub Topics

  • Clean Beauty
  • Emulsion
  • Hair Care
  • Hair Styling
  • Natural
  • Unisex
  • Vegan


  • Begin heating water to 80°C and 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 and mix at high speed until emulsion is uniform.
  • Check pH, adjust to ~7 if needed.
  • Cool to 55–60°C and pour into containers.


Three months at 45°C, three months at room temperature, three freeze/thaw cycles.


  1. Koster Keunen, Inc.
  2. Lubrizol
  3. Brenntag Specialties
  4. DuPont
  5. Maroon Group

Ingredient Trade Name



Phase A
Deionized Water Aqua 60.6
Pemulen TR-12 Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer 0.1
Sodium Hydroxide Sodium Hydroxide 0.3
Optiphen3 Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol 1.0
Zemea Propanediol4 Propanediol 3.0
PVP K-903 PVP 4.0
Colloidal Kaolin3 Kaolin 2.0
Phase B
Orange Wax1 Citrus Aurantis (Orange) Peel Wax 6.0
Bayberry Wax1 Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Wax 6.0
Kostol Natural E1 Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate 5.0
Kester Wax K-60P1 Polyhydroxystearic Acid 3.0
Stearic Acid Stearic Acid 3.0
Extra Virgin Olive Oil5 Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil 6.0