hair mask

hello!
which emulsifiers do you recommend for a hair mask?

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  • BTMS-50
  • Kerabase LC
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    What else is in the formula?
  • Perry said:
    What else is in the formula?


    AQUA
    Behetrimonium Chloride
    Cetrimonium Chloride
    Sodium Phytate
    Betaine
    Panthenol
    BABASU OIL

    Cetearyl Alcohol 
    Dimethicone
    Phenoxyethanol
    Cyclopentasiloxane

    Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein



    Nubian said:
    Kerabase LC
    Nubian said:
    Kerabase LC
    Nubian said:
    Kerabase LC
    Nubian said:
    Kerabase LC

  • Perry said:
    What else is in the formula?


    AQUA
    Behetrimonium Chloride
    Cetrimonium Chloride
    Sodium Phytate
    Betaine
    Panthenol
    BABASU OIL

    Cetearyl Alcohol 
    Dimethicone
    Phenoxyethanol
    Cyclopentasiloxane

    Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein



    Is that a rinse-off or a leave-on product?
    If that's a rinse off, then you can get rid of Sodium phytate, protein and panthenol as they'd just end up in the drain without doing anything noticeable to hair. Perhaps get rid of the basasu oil too.

    If it's a leave-on product, then get rid of betaine (Is that actually cocamido propyl betaine?) as its a surfactant, and surfactants aren't meant for leave on products.
    Get rid or sharply lower the protein as it doesn't really do anything to hair and will leave a sticky feeling.
  • it's a rinse-off product...which emulsifier do you recommend??
  • Cetearyl Alcohol and Behentrimonium Methosulfat??

  • Cetrimonium doesn't seem to be too different from Behentrimonium
    both work good enough
    https://chemistscorner.com/cosmeticsciencetalk/discussion/5938/anyone-else-believes-cetac-fatty-alcohol-is-more-detangling-and-conditioning-than-btms/p1

    So for a rinse off product you can try something like
    - Cetrimonium/Behentrimonium 2-3% (in an active basis, check to see how much active ingredient it has as supplied).
    - fatty alcohol 3-4 %
    - silicone 1-2%
    - preservative
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