Conditioners: Solid conditioner (updated)

I love conditioner bars! They travel well, don’t over-condition, and aren’t hard to make! In short, they’re awesome! I’ve written a great deal about conditioner bars in the past (including a visual tutorial), so I’ll offer you those links now so you can see where the recipe originates, then we’ll do some tweaking. Formulating a...

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Conditioners: Very light leave in conditioners with cationic polymers

We’ve already seen what cationic polymers like honeyquat or polyquat 7 can do for a shampoo, so let’s take a look at using these as leave in conditioners suitable for fine hair or children’s hair. The cationic polymers are less conditioning than the cationic quaternary compounds like BTMS-50 or cetrimonium bromide, but they can offer...

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Conditioners: Detanglers using Amaze XT (updated)

Yep, Amaze XT has some wet and dry detangling properties we can use to make some gel based detanglers. We covered a bit about this product in the building viscosity post on surfactants, but let’s re-cap and add a bit more to our knowledge base. You can use a product like Amaze XT (INCI: Dehydroxanthan...

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We be camping!

We’re on a four day road trip of super holiday camping fun, leaving this morning for the wonderful Potholes State Park near Moses Lake, Washington and returning late on July 1st. We’ll be enjoying some fire roasted food, lots of swimming, a short trip for shopping in Spokane, a lot of Dungeons & Dragons, and...

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Conditioners: Detanglers with Incroquat CR

We took a look at using cetrimonium chloride in detangling sprays yesterday, so let’s look at Incroquat CR, another great detangling ingredient. Incroquat CR is easier to find than cetrimonium chloride and it will allow you to include some oils and silicones, if you want. You won’t get a clear product out of this recipe,...

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Conditioners: Detanglers using cetrimonium chloride

We’ve looked at cream rinses – which are effectively detanglers in rinse-off form – and we’ve looked at leave in conditioners, so let’s take a look at leave-in detanglers suitable for fine hair or children’s hair. The concept is pretty much the same for detanglers as for cream rinses – we want something that contains...

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Conditioners: Modifying the leave-in conditioner with extracts or hydrosols!

Extracts and hydrosols in your leave-in conditioners can offer anti-inflammatory, anti-irritancy, anti-oxidant, film forming, and moisturizing benefits to an already awesome product! We know our botanical ingredients can have awesome benefits in a rinse-off conditioner – which ones could we choose for a leave-in conditioner? Well, most of them would be suitable – check out...

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Why am I perceived as hating “all natural” things?

I love my all natural babassu butter body butter! You can find the recipe here!  I received an e-mail last night from someone who notes she is a formulator of mostly natural bath and body products, and that she was writing to  me “even though I know you have little love for formulators like me”,...

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Conditioners: Modifying the leave-in conditioner with Incroquat CR.

Okay, so we’ve seen how we can include BTMS-50 and cetrimonium bromide, so why not make a leave in conditioner with Incroquat CR? We’ll be getting more into using Incroquat CR alone in a detangling product shortly, but we can include it in our leave-in conditioners to add more anti-static and softening properties. As with any...

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Conditioners: Modifying the leave-in conditioner with cetrimonium bromide

So how can we modify a leave-in conditioner? We looked at the basic recipe yesterday, and we’ve already tweaked this to include oils, so what can we do next? Let’s try using another cationic quaternary compound! Cetrimonium bromide is a great cationic quaternary compound for those of us with damaged hair. Let’s use that as...

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