Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Increasing the viscosity of my epic rinse-off conditioner (part two)

Catch up on this series! We’ve been taking a look at conditioning hair masks. We started by analyzing Sephora’s hair sleeping mask, rose smoothing and anti-frizz version. Then, we analyzed Moroccanoil’s version in depth, and took a look at a few others very briefly. Then, we looked at the conditioning emulsifiers we might use along with some emollients…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Increasing the viscosity of my epic rinse-off conditioner (part one)

In this post – Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part one – Sephora’s hair sleeping mask collection! – I asked if you wanted me to write up a version of my rinse-off EPIC hair conditioner that included 3% cetearyl alcohol, which would be thicker,  and you said yes! So let’s do that now!…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part four – creating a coconut & argan oil overnight hair mask

We’ve been taking a look at conditioning hair masks over the last few days. We started by analyzing Sephora’s hair sleeping mask, rose smoothing and anti-frizz version. Then, we analyzed Moroccanoil’s version in depth, and took a look at a few others very briefly. Then, we looked at the conditioning emulsifiers we might use along with some…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part three – creating a formula!

We’ve been taking a look at conditioning hair masks over the last few days. Two days ago, we analyzed Sephora’s hair sleeping mask, rose smoothing and anti-frizz version; yesterday, we analyzed Moroccanoil’s version in depth, and took a look at a few others very briefly. Each of these contains water; a positively charged or cationic…...

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Let’s take a look at conditioning hair masks! Part two – MOROCCANOIL Restorative Hair Mask

Yesterday, we took a look at the Sephora hair sleeping mask conditioners. Today, let’s take a look at another one – MOROCCANOIL Restorative Hair Mask. ($53 Can for 250 ml/8 ounces at Sephora online.) The suggested usage is… “Apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair and comb through. Leave on for five to seven minutes and rinse thoroughly. Follow…...

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Q&A quickies: Conditioner thinning out as it cools? Using powdered surfactants in liquid products? Pressed vs heated shampoo bars?

In the September Q&A, Jenny asked: Hi Susan!! I have a question that I hope you can help me with. I have formulated a hair conditioner that I love with adaptations from your formula but when I make it sometimes (most times and even with precise measurements) after heating and holding and combining the ingredients together…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Creating a light, non-greasy summer weight lotion with Varisoft EQ 65 (part three, formula and pH)

If you want to catch up on the acids, bases, and pH – oh my! series, please visit the pH & pH meter section of the blog!  On the 7th, we created the water phase of this light summery lotion with Varisoft EQ 65, and yesterday, we looked at the oil phase and considered which…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Creating a light, non-greasy summer weight lotion with Varisoft EQ 65 (part two, the oil phase)

Let’s pick up where we left off yesterday in creating this light, non-greasy summer weight lotion using Varisoft EQ 65. We figured out what we wanted to include in our water phase, so let’s take a look at the oil phase. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m using Varisoft EQ 65 as the emulsifier to create a…...

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Acids, bases, and pH – oh my! Creating a light, non-greasy summer weight lotion with Varisoft EQ 65 (part one, the water phase)

I hate summer so very much, but I’m handling it far better this year because we just had central air conditioning installed, and it can get so chilly, I need to put on a light cardigan. (I’m the type who wears shorts all year ’round, so this is a big big deal!) But I know…...

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CONFIRMED! An epic level light leave in conditioner: The formulas

I’m so excited to share this formula with you, as you can tell from all these exclamation marks! This is the nicest leave in conditioner I have ever made! It has made me so happy with my hair that I’ve been taking selfies and sharing them with you! I’ve never done that before! If you…...

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