#alltheingredients: Jeesperse ICE-T CIS-2 (cold emulsifier, conditioner) – updated April 5, 2021

You know I’m a fan of these Jeen cold emulsifiers, so let’s meet a new one Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2! I’ve written about these cold emulsifiers from this company previously… JEEQUAT® NDCS or Naturally Derived Conditioning System aka ICE Conditioner (cationic) ICE Hair Restore or Jeesperse® ICE-T CPCS (cationic) ICE Sunflower or Jeesperse CPW-S (INCI: Sunflower...

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Q&A: What can I substitute for polyquaternium 7 in a conditioner bar?

In the December Q&A, Sherri asked, I was hoping to make conditioner bars for my girls’ stockings, but I’m almost out of polyquaternium 7, and my usual Canadian supplier is sold out. Are there any substitutions I can use? Quick note: I’ve started a Q&A post on conditioner bars that you’ll find pinned to the right...

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Q&A: Why can cationic and anionic ingredients be used together in solid shampoo bars?

In this month’s Q&A, Melinda asked, Why can cationic and anionic ingredients be used in solid (shampoo) bars? Normally, we don’t want to combine anionic (negatively charged) or cationic (positively charged) ingredients together as they’re opposite charges and don’t play well together. But we can make them work because we don’t have all that annoying water...

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Blast from the past: Conditioners! Loads of links!

I love conditioners so much! There are so many kinds you can make – rinse off, intense, leave in, pre-wash, deep conditioning, volumizing, and hair masks, to name a few – and so many different ways to make them. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite formulas! As a quick note: Don’t forget...

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Zoom workshop: Conditioners – meeting link, password, and formula handout

I thought this photo of all the empty containers for conditioners I was testing was a fun way to introduce this topic. I do have posts for all those formulas on the blog somewhere! Happy Saturday! Sorry for the lateness in sharing this, but this is where you find everything you need to join our...

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