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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Subscribers’ Q&A: What is the difference in function between Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and Collageneer? Can I add Co Q10?

In the June Q&A, Jaime asked: What is the difference in function between Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and Collageneer? Can they both work in one oil serum. Can I also add Co Q10? From this post: Collageneer (INCI: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil and Lupinus Albus Seed Extract) can be used at up to 2% in the cool…...

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Members’ Q&A for July 2018

What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is a great way to learn things! We’ve had some great series based on questions asked in this…...

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Members’ Q&A for June 2018

What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is a great way to learn things! We’ve had some great series based on questions asked in this…...

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Member exclusive: March Q&A

What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is a great way to learn things! We’ve had some great series based on questions asked in this…...

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Patreon: February Q&A

There are gremlins afoot in the Barclay Nichols’s household today as my posts keep disappearing! So weird!  What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Should Natragem EW be used with a thickener?

In the January Q&A from Patreon, Elin asked: Hello! Should Natragem EW be used with a thickener (i.e. cetyl alcohol) to ensure a stable emulsion? I recently made a simple lotion with Natragem and sometimes when I squeeze the lotion from the bottle the oil comes out. eek! Not sure what happened…Perhaps it is better to…...

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Member exclusive Q&A: Can I add things to a hyaluronic gel formula?

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Member exclusive Q&A thread for January 2018

What’s on your mind this month? What ingredient intrigues you? What equipment interests you? What do you want to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Remember, there are no stupid questions and asking questions is a great way to learn things! We’ve had some great series based on questions asked in this…...

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