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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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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#alltheingredients: ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or Naturally Derived Conditioning System.

I’ve shared some formulas with you using ICE Hair Restore or Jeesperse ICE-T CPCS (INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) behentrimonium chloride (and) polyquaternium 37), a cold process hair conditioning emulsifier we can use to make to make quick conditioners without heating. Let’s meet another cold process emulsifier, ICE Conditioner or JEEQUAT® NDCS or Naturally Derived Conditioning System…....

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Creating cleansing conditioners: A rant about not combining anionic and cationic ingredients, plus loads of links to formulas

Warning: Rant ahead! (I’m ranting a lot this week, eh?) In my class on Saturday, one of the participants  shared with me before we started that she didn’t think she was cut out for formulating. She tried a recipe from a DIY blog for a conditioning shampoo that combined 14% SCI and 5% foaming silk with…...

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Q&A quickie: Why do my conditioner bars look like this?

In this post on conditioner bars – Weekend Wonderings: All about conditioner bars – Cassandra asked, I’ve been making these conditioner bars and sometimes they do this. Why? They cooled too slowly and were probably on a surface that was bumped a little, even something as simple as writing something down and jiggling the table…...

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Q&A: Can you help me create a stable version of this leave in conditioner? 

In the November Q&A, Melanie asked: I have made your Swift’s Favourite Winter Time Leave in Conditioner with Incroquat CR with some modifications depending on what I have available, and I increase the BTMS because my hair is processed. I love the end product, but I find it pretty much always separates. The formula I use…...

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Q&A: Do some conditioners really benefit your hair by leaving the conditioner on longer? What’s the right pH for hair care products? Can we use Eversmooth LC-HC01 in a conditioner bar? And am I writing an e-book on conditioner bars?

In the September Q&A, SuZanBare asked, Do some conditioners really benefit your hair by leaving the conditioner on longer? The short answer is there really isn’t a benefit when it comes to conditioning, but there may be when it comes to oils. From this post, How much conditioner should we use and how long should we…...

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Formulating conditioners: Thickening a leave in conditioner

In this post, Conditioners: Modifying the leave-in conditioner with Incroquat CR, Allison asked: If I wanted to make this a little thicker, say, about the consistency of a light lotion, what would be a good thickener to add? Or perhaps just more BTMS? I have such bad luck with spray bottles getting clogged/malfunctioning that I think I’d like…...

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

Yesterday, we took a look at how to make another rinse off conditioner with stearamidopropyl dimethylamine. Today, let’s look at a few variations on this formula so you can modify it for your hair type. If you have dry hair, you’ll want to include humectants and emollients in your version. Glycerin can be a great…...

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