How do I learn about ingredients? Creating a conditioner for textured or curly hair using STEPANQUAT® Helia (part seven)

Welcome back to this series demonstrating how to use new ingredients and create new formulas! To catch-up on this series, check out these posts: Part one: How do I research ingredients? STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)?  Part two: Creating the ingredient reference chart? Part three: Finding starting…...

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How do I learn about new ingredients? STEPANQUAT® Helia (part six) – reviewing the formula from Stepan’s multicultural series

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Did you enjoy putting together the ingredient reference chart? Did you take a look…...

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#alltheingredients: Rheosol CVH(E) (cold, cationic emulsifier)

We first met this super quick, easy to use, cationic (positively charged) emulsifier in the 10 minute lotion e-book last summer. It’s one of the ingredients used in Multicultural collection of hair products for textured or curly hair from Stepan, and I’d really like to make this product: THE MULTICULTURAL COLLECTION: REPLENISHING CONDITIONING TREATMENT WITH BAOBAB…...

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How do I learn about new ingredients? STEPANQUAT® Helia (part five) – formula using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2, evaluation

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Did you enjoy putting together the ingredient reference chart? And are you looking forward…...

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How do I learn about new ingredients? Join me as we learn more about STEPANQUAT® Helia (part four) – formula using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2

Welcome back! Did you have fun navigating all those lovely rabbit holes we fell down on Monday as we learned all about the chemistry of the three ingredients found in STEPANQUAT® Helia (INCI:  Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate)? Did you enjoy putting together the ingredient reference chart? And are you looking forward…...

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Formulas from Stepan: Links to the Multicultural Collection for textured or curly hair

I found these formulas from Stepan that are advertised for textured or curly hair that I thought might be interesting as I don’t have much about those hair types on the blog. If you’re interested in trying them, let me know and we can work through one or two and figure out what we can…...

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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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