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  • Advice on conditioner formula

    Posted by Mel55 on June 30, 2020 at 1:11 am

    Hello,

    I am a home crafter making haircare just for myself and
    occasionally for friends.  I have read
    through the discussion threads on conditioners with interest.  I make a rinse out conditioner that is okay
    but doesn’t leave my hair as soft or detangled as I would like. This is my
    formula:

    Distilled Water – 72%

    BTMS 50 – 7%

    Cetyl Alcohol – 3%

    Hydrolised wheat protein – 2%

    Argan oil – 6%

    Cetrimonium chloride – 2%

    Cyclomethicone – 2%

    Dimethicone – 2%

    Fragrance - 0.5%

    Liquid germall plus - 0.5%

    Chamomile extract – 1%

    Panthenol – 2%

                                                                                                            

    I am looking for some general feedback on this formula, but
    also specifically:

    1.      
    From what I have read, the protein, oil,
    chamomile and panthenol are doing very little in a rinse off formula, is that
    correct?

    2.      
    I am interested in what I have read about using
    cetac and a fatty alcohol rather than BTMS to see if it might suit my hair
    better.  Is the recommendation 3% active
    matter of each?

    3.      
    I also make a leave-in conditioner that is very
    similar. The only difference is less BTMS 50 (3%) with polyquaterium 7 (3%) and glycerine
    (3%) instead of the argan oil.  I have
    processed curly hair and like something moisturising. It is okay but not as
    creamy as I would like.

    Any feedback you could give would be appreciated. TIA.

    Mel.

    Mel55 replied 3 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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