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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Member exclusive Q&A: What makes a cleansing conditioner a cleansing conditioner? (updated)

Katherine asked: I’ve been using the Chaz Wen Hair care products (non-shampoo, cleansing conditioners) for a couple of years but, recently, began hearing about anecdotal reports of hair loss with this product line. I made the move to a non-shampoo approach to caring for my hair once I hit menopause. It seemed as if overnight…...

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How does the no-shampoo concept work?

The “no shampoo” idea is to eliminate shampooing from your life and use conditioner only to wash your hair. You can use any conditioner for this process; you don’t need something that claims to be a cleansing conditioner (which are usually way more expensive and found in salons!). The key is that the conditioner contains a…...

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