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  • Oils in Shampoo…No Point?

    Posted by PeaceLoveNaturals on March 6, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Is it true that oils in shampoo don’t do anything to improve the health of the hair but in fact just make it more difficult for the surfactant to work properly? Why are so many brands using oils (vegetable) in their shampoos if this is the case? Its it really just about “the story”

    PeaceLoveNaturals replied 4 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Chemist77

    Member
    March 6, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Marketing comes to mind here

  • PeaceLoveNaturals

    Member
    March 6, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Chemist77 said:

    Marketing comes to mind here

    Thats what Im wondering…

  • Agate

    Member
    March 6, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    There may be a bit more than just marketing, if you read this thread: https://chemistscorner.com/cosmeticsciencetalk/discussion/506/oils-in-shampoo

  • OldPerry

    Member
    March 6, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Yes, it’s just a marketing story. Consumers have the (mistaken) belief that oil is good for their hair. They seem not to know how shampoos work. The whole point of using a shampoo is to remove oil. 

    Marketers just exploit misinformed consumers and add oils in shampoos for making claims. 

  • PeaceLoveNaturals

    Member
    March 7, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Perry said:

    Yes, it’s just a marketing story. Consumers have the (mistaken) belief that oil is good for their hair. They seem not to know how shampoos work. The whole point of using a shampoo is to remove oil. 

    Marketers just exploit misinformed consumers and add oils in shampoos for making claims. 

    Thank you for confirming. I was told to use fatty alcohols instead?

  • OldPerry

    Member
    March 7, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Fatty alcohols are used in shampoos to make the product look opaque. They aren’t put in there for any functional benefit. They will actually slightly reduce the effectiveness of the shampoo. A better option would be Glycol Monostearate as a pearling agent.

  • PeaceLoveNaturals

    Member
    March 7, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Perry said:

    Fatty alcohols are used in shampoos to make the product look opaque. They aren’t put in there for any functional benefit. They will actually slightly reduce the effectiveness of the shampoo. A better option would be Glycol Monostearate as a pearling agent.

    Thank you, thats in my shopping cart for my ingredients as we speak :)

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