Creating a moisturizing conditioner for different hair types with ximenia seed oil!

I’ve been playing with a lot of new emollients this year, but one of my new favourites of the year for hair care is ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) thanks to the lovely film it forms to protect our hair from the elements and prevent water from entering and causing frizz. Let’s...

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Q&A from our Zoom workshop on May 2, 2021: Questions about hair care products!

Thanks so much to all of you who attended our Spring Q&A Zoom workshop on May 2, 2021, where I took your questions on any topic and shared my thoughts on them. We had such great questions, and I wanted to follow up with some of the things we talked about with some more information...

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Zoom workshop Q&A: Creating a conditioning cleanser with more viscosity?

Thanks again for joining me for our Spring Q&A Zoom workshop meeting. Here’s a great question that came out of that workshop on May 2, 2021, from Lore C! Question posed by Lore C: I’ve made 5 – 100ml batches of your cleansing hair conditioner from this post adjusting a bit each time to try...

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Creating an amaranth & carob bouncin’ and behavin’ volumizing conditioner! Part one, using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 (formula)

Yesterday, we met this awesome hair care active, NaturePep® Amaranth (INCI: Water, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract), full of proteins and amino acids, great for volumizing and thickening products for our hair. Today, let’s create a formula for a rinse-off volumizing and thickening conditioner using Jeesperse® ICE-T CIS-2 that’ll give you all that bouncy, but behaving,...

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Q&A quickie: When do we add the “cool down phase” to conditioner bars?

I’m getting a lot of questions about this, which makes me think you’re all making conditioner bars out there! Yay, they’re so much fun! The short answer is that you add the “cool down phase” to the heated conditioner phase after you remove it from the heat, mix, then pour it into moulds. In my...

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