Designing your products as a line: Shampoo – increasing mildness and viscosity

On Friday, we took a look at other ingredients we might use in a shampoo, and these are the ingredients that we would modify or leave out when considering about designing a shampoo to be used in a line with other products. Do we need conditioning agents in a shampoo if we’re using a conditioner...

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A few thoughts for the last Saturday in August…

If you have a very dark coloured oil, like sea buckthorn or unrefined hemp seed oil, test it out on your skin for a few days in the same spot before using it. Some paler skinned people might go a little orange when using these dark oils, and testing it before adding it to that...

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Designing your product as a line: Shampoo – what’s in it? Other ingredients

Yesterday we took a look at how to formulate a shampoo. Today, we’ll take a look at the other ingredients you might add to a shampoo to take it from good to great. In general, a shampoo contains surfactants, water, preservative, and thickener. Each one is a pretty obvious inclusion – the surfactants clean, the water thins the...

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Designing your products as a line: Shampoo – what’s in it? Surfactants

In yesterday’s post, Shampoo – how does it work?, we took a look at how a shampoo works to clean our hair. Today, let’s take a look at how one would formulate a shampoo, then at the ingredients we might find in one. So what makes a shampoo a shampoo? We want to formulate a...

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Why cold process soap doesn’t work as a shampoo (for most people)

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this topic lately, so I thought I should highlight it again. Most people cannot use cold process soap as a shampoo. Shampoos are generally at pH 6.0 or lower, whereas soaps are alkaline, over pH 8.0. This means CP soaps are not pH balanced for our hair. After...

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