Member exclusive Q&A: Working with potential replacements for panthenol in hair care products – water soluble bamboo

In this post, Patreon Q&A: What’s a good vegan replacement for panthenol?, Doris asked for some ideas for substitutions for panthenol as she was worried it wasn’t vegan. The version I’ve been using are vegan, but it’s fun to think of other ingredients we might use in our products, so let’s take a look at...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Working with potential replacements for panthenol in hair care products – propanediol 1,3

In this post, we took a look at a few ingredients we could use as possible replacements for panthenol in hair care products as Doris was concerned that panthenol might be derived from animal sources. We ascertained that the versions I have at home from Voyageur Soap & Candle, Lotioncrafter, and Making Cosmetics are vegan,...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Do we need to adjust the pH of conditioners we make?

In the December Q&A, Camirra asked: I have a question about needing to adjust the pH of conditoners that are made with Incroquat BTMS-50, BTMS-25 or behentrimonium chloride. I read previously on your blog that conditoners made with this ingredient dont need to be pH adjusted. I read on your post that hair products need to...

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

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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