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Isn’t it better to have both BTMS and centrimonium chloride is together?
@J4ckbird - Similar performance to what?The reality is that conditioners aren't natural so there is nothing in nature that will give similar performance. If you're not going to use the best available ingredients (synthetic conditioning agents) you can't expect the same performance.The best you can try is Coconut oil or Palm oil or something that these non-natural conditioning agents are made from. It won't work as well but it might work well enough.
I am trying to make an all-natural conditioning bar. Can you suggest any natural ingredients that may give a similar performance?
This idea of cocoa butter + orange essential oil was from@ngarayeva001 i made lotion with cocoa + orange essential oilit smells great! I love it
Sorry, it looks like a lotion to me. Ok, if it's a hair conditioner, you can keep EOs, 5% is a good amount of dimethicone (you can add next time when you have it), you still should reduce amount of vitamin e. Now the crucial part (and why I thought it's a lotion) - you need a good amount of cetearyl alcohol. I would say 5%. You can keep Cetyl as you have it at 3%, and the most important, don't use more than 0.5% of oils. Grab any commercial product in a store and you will notice that oils are listed somewhere near preservative (means very low % is used). Oils in hair conditioner are for claims only. Be careful when you melt your oilphase, heat it slowly.
@ngarayeva001 what does aloe have to do with polymer emilsifiers?