CONFIRMED! An epic level light leave in conditioner: The formulas

I’m so excited to share this formula with you, as you can tell from all these exclamation marks! This is the nicest leave in conditioner I have ever made! It has made me so happy with my hair that I’ve been taking selfies and sharing them with you! I’ve never done that before! If you...

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CONFIRMED! An epic level light leave in conditioner: The active ingredients

I made this leave in conditioner for the first time in November as we were experiencing an especially dry spell here in the Fraser Valley, and I thought I needed slightly more conditioning and hydrating than normal. It turns out it’s my favourite leave in of all time, suitable for all hair types, even fine...

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Q&A: Can you help me create a stable version of this leave in conditioner? 

In the November Q&A, Melanie asked: I have made your Swift’s Favourite Winter Time Leave in Conditioner with Incroquat CR with some modifications depending on what I have available, and I increase the BTMS because my hair is processed. I love the end product, but I find it pretty much always separates. The formula I use...

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Formulating conditioners: Thickening a leave in conditioner

In this post, Conditioners: Modifying the leave-in conditioner with Incroquat CR, Allison asked: If I wanted to make this a little thicker, say, about the consistency of a light lotion, what would be a good thickener to add? Or perhaps just more BTMS? I have such bad luck with spray bottles getting clogged/malfunctioning that I think I’d like...

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Q&A: Creating light, leave in conditioners with cationic polymers and humectants

Yesterday, we took a look at a few actives and extracts we can use to create volume and retain curls. Today, let’s take a look at incorporating them into conditioners! As everything we met yesterday – propanediol 1,3, panthenol, betaine, Volumizing complex, Lycopene bioferment, and Kera straightening and curl – is water soluble, the only thing we...

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