Q&A: Creating liquid volumizing shampoo? Part four – actives

I’m having great fun formulating all kinds of shampoos suitable for fine hair or other types that don’t want to be weighed down. We started last week by looking at different types of shampoos and coming up with base formulas for clarifying, conditioning, and hydrating shampoos. Then we took a look at using different surfactants...

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Q&A: Creating liquid volumizing shampoo? Part three – surfactant blends

I’m having great fun formulating all kinds of shampoos suitable for fine hair or other types that don’t want to be weighed down. We started last week by looking at different types of shampoos and coming up with base formulas for clarifying, conditioning, and hydrating shampoos. Then we took a look at using different surfactants...

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Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? A few other suggestions for ingredients, and links to all the posts in this series

Thanks for joining me over the last week or so as we explored some ideas on how we could create conditioners that add volume, retain curls, and avoid weighing down our hair. You’ll find the permanent links to this series in the hair chemistry & hair care products section of the blog. August 8th: Using conditioning...

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Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? Creating rinse off conditioners with stearamidopropyl dimethylamine – a few variations

Yesterday, we took a look at how to make another rinse off conditioner with stearamidopropyl dimethylamine. Today, let’s look at a few variations on this formula so you can modify it for your hair type. If you have dry hair, you’ll want to include humectants and emollients in your version. Glycerin can be a great...

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Q&A: Creating conditioners that add volume and retain curls? Creating rinse off conditioners with stearamidopropyl dimethylamine – another formula

Yesterday, we took another look at stearamidopropyl dimethylamine and how to use it in formulas for fine or curly hair to retain volume and reduce that feeling of being weighed down. Today, let’s modify that formula to include some other things we like for our hair. We need to use some kind of fatty alcohol...

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