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  • Curly hair moisturizer- formula help

    Posted by Mello on September 12, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I am trying to create a daily hair moisturizer for my natural hair line. The intended audience is women with kinky,curly ,coily hair type.
    Can I please get some feedback on my formula. I want to product to hydrate the hair as well as soften.

    Water- 60%
    Aloe leaf juice 20%
    Glycine betaine sugar extract 7%
    Propanediol - 5%
    Panthenol -2%
    Bamboo extract - 2%
    Algae extract -1%
    Creating- 1%
    essential oil-1% for fragrance
    Preservative-sodium benzoate -1%

    Mello replied 8 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • David

    September 15, 2015 at 6:25 pm
    Nothing totally wrong with it - it could work with the right marketing. (assuming you have the right pH)
    However I think you could learn from this post:

    Cosmetic Formulation Philosophy

  • chemicalmatt

    September 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Good thing you have propylene glycol in there (aka “propanediol”) else this would be one sticky mess. In fact it may still be one - is this the case mello?
    Also, whassup with the creatine (sic “creating”)?

  • Mello

    September 19, 2015 at 1:54 am

    @Chemicalmatt yes it is a bit sticky.I am trying to make it less sticky, any suggestion.

    @David. Thanks for the link. 
  • markbroussard

    September 19, 2015 at 2:43 am


    You can reduce the stickiness by reducing the Panthenol to 1% and the Betaine Sugar Extract down to 3% and increase the Bamboo Extract to 8% … I am assuming that the Bamboo Extract you are using is in Water … or is it in Glycerin?  If in Glycerine, up it to 4% or so, if in Water you can go up to 10%.  That should help considerably with the stickiness.
  • Mello

    September 20, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    @Markbroussard thanks for the suggestion. I will try that.

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