Hi all, long time lurker of this website here. I’ve been searching highs and lows of the internet for info but cannot figure out what’s wrong with my current powder-based, mild shampoo. Would appreciate if you can tell me what’s possibly causing this:
Every time (2x/week) after I shower with the shampoo (no conditioner used after), the following happens. I have normal/dry hair.
- 1 hour later, hair still wet-ish is soft/feels great
- 3 hrs later, as hair dries, hair turns "poofy" (not static-y but looks puffy like a poodle) and feels straw-like/dry. Especially outer layer of hair, I can feel the “strands”.
- 5 hrs later + next day, hair becomes limp and soft again. The PH is ~4.5.
Cocoyl Hydroxysultaine 7%
SMCT (more potent powder form) 5%
SCI (powder form) 2%
Cationic Guar Gum 1.2%
Total ASM is roughly 9. I thought SMCT and SCI used in my current percentages is supposed to be mild. Could be “poofing” be a result of over dry hair from the anionics?
Should I add another non ionic surfactant like decyl glucoside into the mixture to increase mildness?
Thank you all and bless your soul for dealing with newbies like me.
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