Maybe someone could offer comments on the shampoo bar formula below?
Caprylyl Glucoside 26%
Cocoa butter 10%
Calendula extract 2%
Castor oil 2%
Panthenol (liquid) 1%
Niacinamide powder 1%
GSB (preservative) powder 1%
Overall, for the hard water I have, it's not that bad. Seems to wash ok, no hairfall or static, not too much tangling and kinda gives volume.
But, here's what I don't like about it:
1. Not solid enough.
2. Clogs pores a little.
3. Hair has this teeeny sticky feeling to it. It doesn't look oily, but it is annoying and it attracts dust more than usual, so after a day, hair looks more dull.
After reading some of the threads here, I am thinking to substitute cocoa butter for Mango or Shea, with lower comedogenic rating to help with issue no.2 (won't help issue no.1 though..).
To make it more solid, maybe increase SCI and BTMS a little, decrease hydrosol, panthenol and calendula.
But I have absolutely no idea what to do with the sticky feel. What is that? Is my ASM too low? Would panthenol really have that effect in such small quantities? Decrease fatty matter (wouldn't want to get rid of it entirely)?