Here’s some news about updated links, condtioner bars, panthenol, and mixers

So many of the links are working now as Raymond figured out a short cut to update loads of them at the same time. Some might still be broken as there’s difference between how Blogger created links and how WordPress does them, so if you find a broken link, please share that with us and...

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Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? Creating rinse off conditioners with stearamidopropyl dimethylamine – another formula

Yesterday, we took another look at stearamidopropyl dimethylamine and how to use it in formulas for fine or curly hair to retain volume and reduce that feeling of being weighed down. Today, let’s modify that formula to include some other things we like for our hair. We need to use some kind of fatty alcohol...

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Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? Creating rinse off conditioners with stearamidopropyl dimethylamine

Welcome back to this series on creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls! We’ve been taking a look at different ways to formulate rinse off and leave in conditioners – check out the links at the bottom of this post for the rest of the series – and today I thought we could take...

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Beware Hamsa Ryuugan (aka Ryuugan Hamsa or Jose Guzman) – harasser and unlawful distributor of my paid work 

Hamsa Ryuugan aka Ryuugan Hamsa aka Jose Guzman is an abusive buyer. He purchases my e-books and e-zines, shares them publicly, then files claims with PayPal saying he never received the materials. He has threatened me repeatedly in personal messages as well as on my Facebook page, and even went so far as to message … Read more

Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? Creating rinse off conditioners with Varisoft EQ 65, actives, extracts, and humectants 

Last week, we started this series by using Varisoft EQ 65 to make very light, fluffy rinse off conditioners. Let’s make a few light, fluffy rinse off conditioners using some of the ingredients and actives we met the other day. I haven’t found the Volumizing Complex does much in a rinse off conditioner, but you’re...

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Discussion: What are your favourite fragrance oils right now? Which ones do you want to try?

I can’t stop buying fragrances as there are just so many lovely ones! I’m definitely a foodie, but I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone by trying new ones. These are some of my newest ones. I thought I’d get a few opinions, so here’s who I had test them out! Raymond, my...

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Q&A: Creating light, leave in conditioners with cationic polymers and humectants

Yesterday, we took a look at a few actives and extracts we can use to create volume and retain curls. Today, let’s take a look at incorporating them into conditioners! As everything we met yesterday – propanediol 1,3, panthenol, betaine, Volumizing complex, Lycopene bioferment, and Kera straightening and curl – is water soluble, the only thing we...

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Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? Using conditioning agents that won’t weigh down hair – actives & extracts

Yesterday, we made some awesome very light leave in conditioners using cationic polymers, like Honeyquat, polyquaternium 7, or some of the new ones I have, like quaternized lemon shine. Today, let’s take a look at a few active ingredients that may help us retain curls, reduce weight, and increase bounciness! So many curly haired people...

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Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? Using conditioning agents that won’t weigh down hair – cationic polymers

Yesterday, we took a look at making conditioners with Varisoft EQ 65 as this cationic quaternary compound creates fluffy products that won’t weigh down our hair. Today, let’s take a look at making light leave in conditioners with cationic polymers. When it comes to creating conditioners for fine hair or those that want more volume,...

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