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    Posted by petcrazy18 on February 21, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Hey guys! So I posted here a while back asking a similar question [making a slippy conditioner] and went back to reexamine my old formula after multiple issues being brought to light with it. After much review, I came to this formula and wanted to know any problematic areas to touch up on: 

    16oz leave in conditioner:

    Water: 81.8%: 13.088 oz
    BTMS 50: 7%: 1.12 oz
    Cetyl alcohol: 3.5%: 0.56 oz
    Cetrimonium chloride: 3.5%: 0.56 oz
    Coconut Oil: 2%: 0.32 oz
    Polyquaternium-44: 0.2%: .032 oz
    Fragrance Oil: 1%: .16 oz
    pH balance: Citric acid: 0.5%: .8 oz
    Preservative: Liquid Germall Plus: 0.5%: .8oz

    Side note: Is it preferable this be kept in a plastic closed container versus a glass one? 

    petcrazy18 replied 5 years, 11 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • petcrazy18

    Member
    February 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Oh I had no idea! Better make sure those levels are much lower. Anybody have recommended adjustment levels?

  • Perry

    Member
    February 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    @MakingSkincare - great point.  In the US the limit on cetrimonium chloride in leave-in conditioners is 0.25%

  • MakingSkincare

    Member
    February 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Also bear in mind the regulations in your Country.  For the EU, cetrimonium chloride is only permitted in leave in hair products up to 1%.

  • Perry

    Member
    February 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    @johnb is right.  Those levels are way too high for a leave-in conditioner. 

  • johnb

    Member
    February 21, 2017 at 7:43 am

    The level of all materials is extremely high for a leave-in conditioner

  • petcrazy18

    Member
    February 21, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Thank you so much for the suggestion Perry. Definitely want to avoid irritating my skin.  

  • Perry

    Member
    February 21, 2017 at 1:53 am

    That’s a pretty high level of Cetrimonium Chloride (if you’re using 100% active).  1% would be enough.  Too much can be irritating to skin.