Q&A: How would you modify a shampoo bar formula to be a “no more tears” product? Part two, reviewing the solid surfactants

Welcome back to this series on creating a “no more tears” solid shampoo bar! In part one, we reviewed the surfactants that Alexander noted she has in her workshop – sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI), foaming apple surfactant, decyl glucoside, and Cocamidopropyl Betaine – looking at their pH and potential irritation to our eyes. We need another...

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Q&A: How would you modify a shampoo bar formula to be a “no more tears” product?

In this month’s Q&A, Alexandra asked, I have two kids neither of whom are great at keeping shampoo suds out of their eyes. How would you modify a shampoo bar formula to make it a no-tears one? I currently have SCI powder, decyl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, and foaming apple surfactant in my stash, but I’m happy...

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

Welcome back to this series in which we’re making a potential duplication of this interesting. Drybar One-Two Punch Water-Activated 2-in-1 Hair Wash. In part one, we analyzed the ingredient list and looked at what each one brings to the product, which make up parts one and two of my process for duplicating products. (Click this...

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Potential duplication: Drybar One-Two Punch Water-Activated 2-in-1 Hair Wash – part two, figuring out how much of each ingredient we need in the starting formula 

Welcome back to this series in which we’re making a potential duplication of this interesting. Drybar One-Two Punch Water-Activated 2-in-1 Hair Wash. In part one, we analyzed the ingredient list and looked at what each one brings to the product, which make up parts one and two of my process for duplicating products. (Click this...

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