Q&A quickie: What do you think about using clay in shampoo bars?

In the monthly Q&A, Kristina asked, What do you think about using clays (French green Clay, Pink Clay etc) in solid shampoo bars? I wonder if they can affect the colour of blond colour treated hair? Thank you! Great question! First off, they won’t change the colour of your hair as they aren’t the kind...

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Q&A: What the heck is coconut acid? #alltheingredients

In the June Q&A, Andrea asked, Another question about ingredients: in the list below what the heck is coconut acid?  A proprietary and moisturizing blend of sodium cocoyl isethionate, stearic acid, coconut acid, water/aqua/eau, coco glucoside, sodium isethionate, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, panthenol (pro-vitamin b5), camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extracts, humectants, sucrose cocoate, glycerin,...

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Q&A: Can we use Varisoft EQ 65 in a shampoo bar for fine hair? 

In the November Q&A, Sarah asked, Have you ever used Varisoft EQ 65 in a shampoo bar or conditioner bar? Is there any reason why it could not be used this way? Is there a pH concern for this ingredient? For a shampoo bar for fine hair (that I do not want to over-condition), could I replace...

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Shampoo bar questions? Share them here!

I’m so excited you want to make shampoo bars and that you’re buying the new e-book – Shampoo Bars You Will Love: Creating pH balanced bars – and my first ever single issue formula e-zine – One Shampoo Bar, Four Ways – but I am being bombarded in every possible way by questions on my personal...

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First single formula issue of Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry – One shampoo bar, four ways.

This is the first single formula issue of Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry – One shampoo bar, four ways. In this edition, we’re using sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) and SLSa along with a few different liquid surfactants, proteins, conditioning ingredients, and humectants to create pH balanced shampoo bars, then modify them to become clarifying, moisturizing, conditioning, and...

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