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  • Hair leave in formula

    Posted by hadyl on February 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    hello, I need professional opinions about this formula of curly hair leave in:
    water phase=

    distalled water
    xanthane gum 0.2%
    cetrimonium chloride 0,2%
    glycerine 5%
    benzoate sodium 1%
    sorbate potassium 0,4%
    prickly pear lief extract 66,6

    oil phase =
    coconut oil 5,75%
    olive oil 5,75%
    castor oil 0,5%
    jojoba oil 1,5%
    avocado oil 1,5%
    glyceryl stearate 4% (cutina gms V)
    Cetearyl Alcohol 3% (Lanette o) 
    Shia butter 4%

    Cold phase =
    parfum 1%
    Vitamin E 0.1%
    citric acid 

    ngarayeva001 replied 2 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • CedarS

    February 25, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    My initial reaction is that it’s a lot of oils and butter for a leave-in on hair. I suspect it will leave the hair feeling greasy. Also, the fragrance is high for a leave-in formulation. 

  • OldPerry

    February 25, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    To get any useful responses, you should ask a specific question. What specifically do you want to know about the formula?  I agree with @CedarS that it will likely be very heavy and greasy for a leave in formula. A leave in conditioner shouldn’t be more than say 5 - 10% solids. The rest should be water.

  • ngarayeva001

    February 25, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Do not mix cationic emulsifiers with anionic rheology modifiers in a liquid product. Also, not enough emulsifier.

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