"Natural" Hair Product Preservatives?

Hello!

So I have finally found a "natural" hair pomade recipe which I am thrilled with! Problem is, I don't know what to use for a "natural" preservative.

I have heard that jojoba oil is a natural preservative but I am not sure, in any case, I already have jojoba oil in my recipe. I apparently also need an antioxidant?

People online are saying that Vitamin E is a great antioxidant but if it is, how much would I use?

Thanks 

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  • Jojoba oil is not a preservative. Antioxidants are not preservatives. Without knowing your list of ingredients it is not possible to say more.
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  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    Good lord.
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  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    preservative = prevents microbial growth
    antioxidant = prevents chemical oxidation

    they both increase the shelf life of a product, but they do so in very different ways and are not interchangeable
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  • ozgirlozgirl Member, PCF student
    Depending on your formula you may need both an antioxidant and a preservative.

    If you share your ingredients we can help more.

  • natzam44natzam44 Member
    edited November 2016
    The formula I am using is as follows:
    Olive Oil                                           _____28___% 
    BeesWax                                           _____17___% 
    Shea Butter                                       _____17___% 
    Almond Oil                                       _____13__% 
    Soy Wax                                             _____13__% 
    Lanolin Oil                                          _____5__% 
    Jojoba Oil                                            _____5__% 
    Essential Oils                                    N/A (30 drops)

    (Just some formula I found on the forums from a while back. Just for personal use.)

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  • Get rid of the olive oil unless you want the dandruff yeast, Malessezia, colonising your scalp. Since there is no water in this, you need only use an antioxidant.
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  • - and the remaining 2% is? (your declared formula totals 98%)
  • @johnb ;
    It will be the antioxidant that I choose. (if 2% is enough)
  • @Belassi ;
    What do you recommend I replace the olive oil with?
  • I would just proportionally increase the other oils.
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  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    For hair, coconut oil is the only one proven to penetrate the hair.
  • Leave olive oil tho, it's good for scalp treatment but has to be rinsed thoroughly after at most 30 mins. You may try to rely on essential oils such as citronella or peppermint as natural antibacterial inhibitors. 
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  • Leave olive oil tho, it's good for scalp treatment
    NOT! It feeds the Malesezzia yeast = DANDRUFF. Please Google it and you will see why.
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