Creating an epic level rinse off conditioner: Altering the conditioning emulsifier

Holy cow, I didn’t expect this to be a series, but here we are! If you want to catch up with what we’ve been discussing over the last week or so, here’s the list of links! CONFIRMED! Formula for an epic level rinse off conditioner with behentrimonium chloride #alltheingredients: ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or…...

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Polyquats! Let’s take a closer look at polyquaterniums or cationic polymers, plus an aside about -trimoniums

I’ve written about this topic before – see this post – but I thought since I have so many more polyquats in my workshop, we should take a closer look at them.  What’s cationic polymer? A polymer is “Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions…...

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Formulas I found online: Conditioners using keratin hydrolysate silox!

After introducing you to this awesome ingredient – keratin hydrolysate silox from Formulator Sample Shop (also found as Keravis from Croda)  – I thought I’d share a few formulas I found on my travels online. Anywhere you see “Keravis”, use the keratin hydrolysate silox. I’ve offered a few ideas for substitutions below each formula as there…...

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Creating hair care products: What do we want our products to do?

I realized I wanted to share more with you about hair and potential damage and such in this series about my new favourite conditioner from the other day. I’ll share my post on my new favourite ingredient, keratin hydrolysate silox tomorrow as I wanted to share a few formulas I found from various manufacturers using…...

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Creating a cold process, light kukui nut oil conditioner or lotion with Jeequat® NDCS/ICE conditioner

On Saturday, I shared my new epic conditioner that uses ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or Naturally Derived Conditioning System (INCI: Cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, sorbitan laurate.) Yesterday, on Sunday, we learned more about this ingredient. Today, I’d like to share with you a super quick, cold process conditioner or lotion so easy to make, we…...

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CONFIRMED! Formula for an epic level rinse off conditioner with behentrimonium chloride

Normally when I encounter new ingredients, I like to wait at least 9 months before I share the formulas with you as I need to make sure the product is stable, well preserved, and all around good. But I’ve made a conditioner that is so awesome, I’ve had strangers on the street compliment my hair…...

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#alltheingredients: Stepanquat DC-1

I am working hard to find time to do more than look at the comments as they come in, but it’s hard when I get to the fourth one and it inspires a post or even a series! Keep those great comments coming!  In this post, Why did I buy that again? Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine (updated), ChampagneJ asked, Hi…...

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It’s too hot to craft: Cold process hair conditioners – part three with ICE Hair restore (updated)

On Monday, we met a new conditioning agent called ICE Hair Restore (aka Jeesperse ICE T CPCS or Gracefruit’s EasyMix Smooth). And yesterday, we made a nice conditioner with it. But you know me – I have to play – so let’s take a look at another version I’m loving! PINEAPPLE EXPRESS INTENSE CONDITIONER 83%…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Can when and how we mix have an impact on an emulsion?

In this post, Weekend Wonderings, Melinda says: I had something interesting happen when I used BTMS 25 in my lotion. In my first batch of lotion this week, I accidentally let the temperature to both water and oil get down to 45˚C. When I added the water to the oil, it immediately thickened up to…...

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On the lawsuit filed against WEN cleansing conditioners…

Having serious back pain means loads of time to surf the ‘net. (Way too much time!) In my meanderings, I came across a few interesting things, like this article on the Daily Beast about a class action lawsuit against WEN hair products alleging that their cleansing conditioner made users’ hair fall out or caused permanent…...

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