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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Q&A: How can I dissolve panthenol powder in conditioner bars?

In this month’s Q&A, Dalel asked, I am making solid conditioners. I use panthenol powder and I think it might be the culprit in the issue I’m having. It is very difficult to dissolve it or melt it. The temperature of the mixture when I put it in is always above 60°C (140˚F) (sometimes up to...

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Zoom workshop Q&A: Creating a conditioning cleanser with more viscosity?

Thanks again for joining me for our Spring Q&A Zoom workshop meeting. Here’s a great question that came out of that workshop on May 2, 2021, from Lore C! Question posed by Lore C: I’ve made 5 – 100ml batches of your cleansing hair conditioner from this post adjusting a bit each time to try...

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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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