Creating an apres sun cooling & soothing spray (part two, preservatives and base formula) 

Welcome back to this short series on making a lovely cooling and soothing apres sun spray. In part one, we looked at some ingredients we could use to create a base formula. Today, in part two, we’ll choose some preservatives, then make the base formula. Let’s choose some preservatives!  When it comes to preservatives, note...

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Q&A: Modifying a quick refreshing scalp spray – part three, creating a salicylic acid spray, then comparing the three formulas we’ve created (formula)

Welcome back to this short series in which we’re modifying a formula for a quick spray refresher I created back in 2017 intended to soothe, protect, condition, moisturize, and cool annoyed, itchy, or otherwise perturbed scalps. In part one, we created a formula removing the ingredients Tiba didn’t want to use. In part two,  let’s...

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Q&A: Modifying a quick refreshing scalp spray – part one, altering the ingredients (formula)

In the Q&A post, Tiba asked, I’d like to ask about salicylic acid toners. I want to make a toner that decreases oiliness of scalp, sprayed 10-15 minutes before bath time on scalp. My only experience with formulating is making Salicylic acid with ethanol 99% (absolute alcohol), TCA (?) with purified water. But for the scalp...

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Potential duplication: Drybar One-Two Punch Water-Activated 2-in-1 Hair Wash – part four, the formula! 

Potential duplication: Drybar One-Two Punch Water-Activated 2-in-1 Hair Wash – part four, the formula! Draft Photos Links Drybar One-Two Punch Water-Activated 2-in-1 Hair Wash – part five, modifying it to increase mildness for dry hair types Draft Photos Links Drybar One-Two Punch Water-Activated 2-in-1 Hair Wash – part six, modifying it for oily hair types...

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Creating rinse-off conditioners with silicone substitutes: Adding hair care actives to prevent colour fade or retain curls (part eight) – the formula! 

Welcome back to this multi-part series on creating rinse-off hair conditioners with silicone substitutes. In part one, we took a look at how we might create a basic formula, choosing ingredients and preservatives. In part two, we analyzed the formula to see what each ingredient brings to the conditioner party, then took a look at...

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