Treated hair shampoo

I made a shampoo 

21%      disodium laureth sulfosuccinate 
6%        cocamide DEA 
17%      CAPB 
1.5%     PQ 7
0.5%     cosmidia guar 
1%         glyceryl cocate 
2%         Panthenol 

The shampoo dried my hair
I want  help to make this shampoo gives a luster to the hair and moisturizes 

Help plz @Belassi


  • Too much cocamide DEA 
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Panthenol doesn't do anything in the formula either.

    What is the % activity of those surfactants?
  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    You could use some water soluble silicones or silicone-surfactant emulsions. As @Perry said, 2% is sheer waste and you could do with 0.1% also since it is a rinse off product. 
  • I agree with @Chemist77. Used this one in a showergel. A game changer!
  • Thank u all
     @Perry activity 15%

  • @ngarayeva001 how do you rate PEG-8 dimethicone compared to amodimethicone?
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    edited September 2018
    @Gunther One distinct difference in the two materials is the fact that the PEG-8 Dimethicone is water soluble whereas they amodimethicone is not. The PEG-8 Dimethicone allows you to deliver some of the effects of a silicone in the aqueous partition. Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    CDEA is way, way too high at 6%. What was the pH? It must have been off the scale because I see no neutraliser.
    I'd remove it and add 1.5% cocamide MEA instead - and won't cause pH problems.
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  • @Belassi thank you 
    Only I have cocamide DEA 
    No MEA suppliers in my country
    Can I use CDEA with the same % that u mention 1.5%?
  • The PH was 6.5
  • @Moka how did the experiment with the CDE go?
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