Subscriber exclusive: Shea Moisture retention shampoo (part four)

I made up the prototype recipe from the other day , but had to make a few changes because the pH was super high and the viscosity was low. Let’s look at the recipe, the process, then the alterations. I’ll put in bold the alterations I made in the recipe and process.As a note, I...

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Subscriber exclusive: Duplication of Shea Moisture Retention shampoo (part three)

Sorry for being a day late here, but my pH meter decided to play silly games with me and I couldn’t get it going until last night. I finally made the recipe from the previous post , but I’m not terribly happy with it. I had to reduce the pH pretty substantially, and had to...

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Subscriber exclusive: Shea Moisture retention shampoo (part two)

Yesterday we took a look at the ingredient list for this shampoo: Today we’ll create a prototype recipe based on the ingredients and how they interact. And tomorrow I’ll share with you how it felt using it in my shower and what I’ll be changing.If you’d like to see more detail about my duplicating process,...

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Subscriber exclusive: Shea Moisture retention shampoo (part 1)

Kirsten suggested that we take a look at Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo  as a potential duplication, so I thought we could take a look at the ingredient list to create a prototype recipe we can try. In part one, we’ll analyse the ingredient list to see what makes this product tick....

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Newbie Tuesday: Turning your cleanser into an exfoliating cleanser with chemical exfoliants in the form of powdered extracts

I know sometimes when people see the word “chemical” they stress out, but it shouldn’t! The word chemical only means “something that contains elements“, which is to say everything on earth. Your hair, your window, your cup of tea, arsenic, mushrooms – everything on earth is a chemical. So when we talk about chemical exfoliants, … Read more