Hey $10 subscribers! The August e-zine is here! 10 minute hair care!

I’ve been having so much fun working with cold emulsifiers over the last few years, and I had to share those formulas and ingredients with you in this month’s e-zine – 10 minute hair care products! The stats: 17,282 words, 54 pages, and 22 formulas  How can we possibly make conditioners in 10 minutes? By using cold…...

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Q&A: How to store shampoo or conditioner bars after use? Making a thicker conditioner with Varisoft EQ 65?  

In the October Q&A, Sima asked: Hey everyone, just a question on Shampoo and Conditioning Bars. Was wondering what you do after you have used a your shampoo or conditioning bar on your hair? What do you place in on, do you wipe it dry, do you air dry on a soap dish, how do you…...

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Q&A: Do some conditioners really benefit your hair by leaving the conditioner on longer? What’s the right pH for hair care products? Can we use Eversmooth LC-HC01 in a conditioner bar? And am I writing an e-book on conditioner bars?

In the September Q&A, SuZanBare asked, Do some conditioners really benefit your hair by leaving the conditioner on longer? The short answer is there really isn’t a benefit when it comes to conditioning, but there may be when it comes to oils. From this post, How much conditioner should we use and how long should we…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Working with potential replacements for panthenol in hair care products – water soluble bamboo

In this post, Patreon Q&A: What’s a good vegan replacement for panthenol?, Doris asked for some ideas for substitutions for panthenol as she was worried it wasn’t vegan. The version I’ve been using are vegan, but it’s fun to think of other ingredients we might use in our products, so let’s take a look at…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Working with potential replacements for panthenol in hair care products – propanediol 1,3

In this post, we took a look at a few ingredients we could use as possible replacements for panthenol in hair care products as Doris was concerned that panthenol might be derived from animal sources. We ascertained that the versions I have at home from Voyageur Soap & Candle, Lotioncrafter, and Making Cosmetics are vegan,…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Do we need to adjust the pH of conditioners we make?

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Video: Final consistency of the conditioner

If you watched the video I posted earlier today, here’s a 30 second follow up to show you the consistency of the conditioner the next day. If you didn’t watch that video, you might find it interesting anyway…. You are not logged in. This content is for $1 Level, $5 Level, $3 Level and $10...

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Member exclusive Q&A: What makes a cleansing conditioner a cleansing conditioner? (updated)

Katherine asked: I’ve been using the Chaz Wen Hair care products (non-shampoo, cleansing conditioners) for a couple of years but, recently, began hearing about anecdotal reports of hair loss with this product line. I made the move to a non-shampoo approach to caring for my hair once I hit menopause. It seemed as if overnight…...

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