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  • Can I get opinions on the below clarifying shampoo formula for African hair?

    Posted by unsightlyangel on September 19, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Hello Everyone, 

    I have been trying out clarifying shampoo for my hair. I have identified the surfactants I have the most access to and would like your honest opinion on whether it makes sense. I have Coco Glucoside on the way and hope to incorporate it later

    Thank you 

    Sodium Lauryl Sulphate 20%
    Coco Betaine 14%
    EDTA 0.1%
    Xantham Gum 0.5%
    Germall Plus 0.5%
    Peppermint EO 1%
    Citric Acid 0.3%

    unsightlyangel replied 3 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • ngarayeva001

    Member
    September 19, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Is it ASM or as supplied? Also too much peppermint 

  • unsightlyangel

    Member
    September 19, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Is it ASM or as supplied? Also too much peppermint 

    That is ASM. Thanks for your comment regarding the EO, will reduce to 0.5

  • oldperry

    Member
    September 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Also, you probably don’t need the xanthan gum. You could adjust the viscosity using sodium chloride (salt).

  • unsightlyangel

    Member
    September 20, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Perry said:

    Also, you probably don’t need the xanthan gum. You could adjust the viscosity using sodium chloride (salt).

    Thanks a lot Perry. Will make that change

  • belassi

    Member
    September 20, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    0.5% is five times too much peppermint oil.

  • unsightlyangel

    Member
    September 20, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Belassi said:

    0.5% is five times too much peppermint oil.

    oh wow!! Thank you!! I have been overdoing it all along. Thanks 

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