Creating a moisturizing conditioner for different hair types with ximenia seed oil!

I’ve been playing with a lot of new emollients this year, but one of my new favourites of the year for hair care is ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) thanks to the lovely film it forms to protect our hair from the elements and prevent water from entering and causing frizz. Let’s...

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Creating an amaranth & carob bouncin’ and behavin’ volumizing conditioner! Part two, using Incroquat BTMS-50 (formula)

In part one of this series, we formulated an amaranth & carob bouncin’ and behavin’ volumizing conditioner with Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2, then we made an awesome liquid conditioner with that formula in part two. In today’s post – part two – let’s look at how we could modify this to make a heated product using...

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Creating an amaranth & carob bouncin’ and behavin’ volumizing conditioner! Part one, using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 (formula)

Yesterday, we met this awesome hair care active, NaturePep® Amaranth (INCI: Water, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract), full of proteins and amino acids, great for volumizing and thickening products for our hair. Today, let’s create a formula for a rinse-off volumizing and thickening conditioner using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 that’ll give you all that bouncy, but behaving,...

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Q&A quickie: When do we add the “cool down phase” to conditioner bars?

I’m getting a lot of questions about this, which makes me think you’re all making conditioner bars out there! Yay, they’re so much fun! The short answer is that you add the “cool down phase” to the heated conditioner phase after you remove it from the heat, mix, then pour it into moulds. In my...

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Q&A about conditioner bars! (Updated December 28, 2020)

I’m getting a lot of questions about conditioner vars, which makes me think you’re all making them out there. Woo hoo! Aren’t they awesome? Isn’t the cool down phase kinda warm? When exactly is the cool down phase?   The short answer is that you add the “cool down phase” to the heated conditioner phase,...

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