Conditioner: Basic conditioner with hydrosols and extracts!

With a million different conditioners in the marketplace, it seems like insanity to think they’re all based off the same recipe…but they pretty much are. We saw the other day that there are really just three kinds of conditioners – rinse off, leave on, and intense or treatment – and the central component of any...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $3 Level, $5 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Conditioners: Instructions for making conditioners

Making a conditioner is a lot like making a lotion as we’re making an emulsion that brings together oil soluble and water soluble ingredients with a cationic quaternary compound that is behaving as an emulsifier. Our water phase contains the water soluble ingredients, the oil phase contains our oil soluble ingredients, and the cool down phase contains...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $3 Level, $5 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Conditioner: The basic recipes

Every conditioner starts with a cationic quaternary compound like Incroquat BTMS-50 or cetrimonium bromide. Which one you choose will depend upon what you are seeking in a conditioner. Most, if not all, hair types will love BTMS, and this is what I suggest as a great starting point for just about everyone. BTMS is easy to...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $3 Level, $5 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Conditioner: Defining our conditioners

As I mentioned yesterday, there are three types of conditioners – rinse off, leave in, and intense or treatment conditioners. What are the differences? Rinse off conditioners: Rinse off conditioners tend to have between 3% to 10% cationic quaternary compounds with the rest of the ingredients being water, water soluble ingredients (like hydrolyzed proteins, panthenol,...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $3 Level, $5 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe

Conditioner: What’s that then?

If you’re read any of my previous posts on conditioners, you’ll notice there are three general categories – rinse off, intense or treatment, and leave-in conditioners. The formulations for each of these start in kind of the same place with us choosing our favourite cationic quaternary compound and adding hair friendly ingredients like proteins, humectants,...

You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $3 Level, $5 Level, and $10 Level members only. Please login if you are a member.
Log InSubscribe