How many conditioning ingredients is enough for hair conditioner for Curly Hair?
Hi everyone, I have been working on a leave-in conditioner for myself and my family members who have curly hair. I am a complete beginner and this Community has been amazing. The goal of this conditioner is to help detangle, provide some slip, help to comb hair easily, and just overall conditioned and moisturising feel.
I have read on the forum that it is important to keep it simple when first starting to formulate a hair conditioner, so I have been trying to not include a lot.
I use BTMS 50(4%) as the main cationic emulsifier alongside Cetyl Alcohol(2%) and guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride(0.3%) and 2% oil. The rest is preservative and Distilled Water.
The conditioner does provide some detangling but It would be great if it could provide more slip, easy combing, and just overall moisturised/softened hair.
I know that Silicones are the best when it comes to conditioning/detangling the hair but I am trying to see if there are any alternatives that will help this conditioner. I am currently researching these ingredients and seeing if I need to include them in this conditioner: Isoamyl laurate, coco caprylate, polyquats 7, Behentrimoinum chloride/Centrimonium Chloride(I am little reserved in using some ingredients as I heard they can cause build-ups)
My question is whether I need to include more conditioning ingredients to increase the detangling and conditioning of this conditioner or do I stick to my current ingredients and just try to change the percentages?
Thank you so much for your help.
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