Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: More questions!

I’m still going through the chat log for the shampoo bar workshop we held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 trying to answer the questions I might not have addressed. In today’s post, we’ll review a few general questions about the process of making shampoo bars! Ever wonder why it takes me so long to answer questions? I’ve…...

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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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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Adding other ingredients, including purple dyes, botanical extracts, and keratin

I’m still going through the chat log for the shampoo bar workshop we held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 trying to answer the questions I might not have addressed. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at adding all kinds of other ingredients to our bars. Wow, this should have been a book! I’m over 7,000 words…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Adding emollients

I’m still going through the chat log for the shampoo bar workshop we held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 trying to answer the questions I might not have addressed. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at adding emollients and other moisturizers. Links for the entire series… In part one, we took a look at how to substitute…...

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Creating volumizing liquid shampoo, shampoo bars, and conditioners..,

I’m asked a lot how to make volumizing shampoos, both liquid and solid, and the key is to leave out all those things that could weigh down hair, like Cetearyl Alcohol, hard butters, liquid oils, and large quantities of conditioning emulsifiers, like Incroquat BTMS-50. If you see a formula that contains these ingredients, you can…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Adding conditioners to bars

Thanks for joining me today! In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the questions you had about the pH of the shampoo bars we made in the Zoom workshop on June 14th, 2020. I’ve been going through the chat you were having – which was awesome! – and trying to answer the questions…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: pH, pH testing & pH meters

Thanks for joining me today. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the questions you had about the pH of the shampoo bars we made in the Zoom workshop on June 14th, 2020. I’ve been going through the chat you were having – which was awesome! – and trying to answer the questions…...

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Questions from the recent Zoom workshop on shampoo bars: Substituting surfactants

I’m not a good multitasker at the best of times – if you haven’t noticed, I’m just a little bit ADHD, and I found it even harder to do more than one thing at a time during last week’s Zoom workshop on shampoo bars because I was so excited to share this with you, so…...

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Potential duplication of Deva Curl Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler (part four) – reviewing the extracts

Welcome back to what’s quickly becoming a series on this Deva Curl Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler. Part one – Obtaining the ingredient list, then reviewing it Part two – Figuring out what’s necessary in the formula, then finding the 1% or lower part of the ingredient list. Then we took a detour to…...

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#alltheingredients: fiberHance BM solution (INCI: Hydroxypropylgluconamide and Hydroxypropylammonium Gluconate)  

We met this new ingredient as part of the ingredient list for the potential duplication of Deva Curl Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler, so let’s take a few minutes to take a look at this really interesting hair active, FiberHance BM solution (INCI: Hydroxypropylgluconamide and Hydroxypropylammonium Gluconate).  “FiberHance™ BM Solution is a new, innovative patented…...

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