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  • 2 in 1 shampoo

    Posted by Michelle76 on May 18, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    I am trying to make a 2 in 1 shampoo using the following ingredients:

    polyquaternium 10, sodium coco sulphate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, polysuga mulse D9 from colonial chemical, citric acid, edta, preservative, plantasense olive LD, essential oil.

    The main problem is that it leaves the hair really dry. Any suggestion on what I’m doing wrong?

    thank you in advance

    ketchito replied 1 week ago 5 Members · 9 Replies
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  • fareloz

    May 19, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Not a chemists, but usually I see next answer pattern on the forum: anionic surfactant, amphoteric surfactant, quats and silicone (dimethicone or amodimethicone).

    I guess you are missing silicones in the formula

  • Abdullah

    May 19, 2023 at 6:47 am

    Can you write the formula

  • ketchito

    May 19, 2023 at 8:41 am

    I agree with @fareloz . You’re missing lubricants in your formula (silicones performance on hair can’t be matched, not sure how much of your Plantasense would be able to be deposited, compared to a medium-high MW dimethicone, for instance). What’s the product you want to match in terms of performance?

  • Michelle76

    May 20, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    plantasense was supposed to be a natural alternative to silicone, but it seems that is washed away during the use. I will try with silicones. but how can I add them in the shampoo formula? Can I obtain a clear formula with silicones?

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  Michelle76.
    • Graillotion

      May 21, 2023 at 9:43 pm

      Hehehe…..there are hundreds of ‘natural silicone replacements’ on the market.

      We will notify you…when a good one finally gets here. 😂

  • ketchito

    May 20, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    For a clear shampoo, you could use PEG-12 dimethicone, or some microemulsions.

    • Michelle76

      May 21, 2023 at 6:09 pm

      thank you

    • Michelle76

      May 21, 2023 at 7:57 pm

      what percentage silicones are used in the formula?

  • ketchito

    May 21, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    It dependa on what you like. You can start with 1%.