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  • A little Static with conditioner

    Posted by silicone on March 19, 2024 at 11:05 pm


    I made a moisturizing liquid conditioner. Ph 4.2. Hair is very silky and soft. It has decent shine though I would like to improve it a little more. It feels really nicely conditioned though after completely drying it has a little bit of static. I’m confused as to why because it seems like I have more than enough cationics. It helps with frizz though I wish it could also work a little better in this department. Any advice on why it has a little static, how to improve frizz a little? If I wanted it to have a little more shine without getting any heavier should I add more cyclopentasiloxane? I also have Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone if that might be more suitable to replace some of the dimethicone for shine.

    I used cutissential behenyl 18-mea as it makes hair especially silky and replenishes 18-mea. I used crodazoquat for aiding in hydrophobicity.

    Thank you!

    Crodazoquat mcc (70% active, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Quaternium-87 (and) Cetearyl Alcohol) 3%

    cutissential behenyl 18-mea (40% active, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate (and) Cetyl alcohol) 4%

    cetyl alcohol 4%

    cetearyl alcohol 2%

    jojoba ester (60) 0.2%

    dimethicone 350cst 3.5%

    distilled water 74.1%

    avocado oil 0.7%

    jojoba oil 0.5%

    caprylic capric triglyceride 0.8%

    polyquaternium-10 0.3%

    Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract 1.5%

    Amino Acid complex (Sodium PCA & Sodium Lactate & Arginine & Aspartic Acid & PCA & Glycine & Alanine & Serine & Valine & Proline & Threonine & Isoleucine & Histidine & Phenylalanine) 2%

    fragrance 0.5%

    bis-aminopropyl dimethicone 1.5%

    preservative 0.8%

    lactic acid 0.1%

    cyclopentasiloxane 0.5%

    silicone replied 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • ketchito

    March 20, 2024 at 6:17 am

    With that formula it’d be weir to see static buildup. Could you remove polyquaternium-10? It attracts water which is the opposite of you want to do with your formula.

    • silicone

      March 20, 2024 at 10:26 am

      Thanks! I’ll try and remove that. I noticed when I added pq10 that it helped hair hold styling a little more so that’s why I had that in there. Do you know of an alternative that won’t act as a humectant? Appreciate you!

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