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  • Pre-shampoo hair butter without whipping or freezing

    Posted by Padmavathi on November 20, 2020 at 5:49 am


    I have been trying to make a natural pre-shampoo hair butter meant to be applied on scalp and hair, left for 1 hour and washed with a sulfate free shampoo. 

    I tried a few different ratios with shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, argan oil, castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil. Nothing worked. It is not forming a butter, just plain oil. I tried cocoa butter 85% mango butter 5% plus few oils. I tried shea and mango butter 50:50. No luck. Everything was liquid at first, but then it started freezing (like crystals) on top. I don’t understand why this is happening. 

    I think adding an emulsifier may work, but not sure how to choose one that won’t cause build up. 

    I looked at some recipes online and they all recommend freezing and whipping. I understand how that would work, but my client may not be able to do that. 

    Is there a way to get butter consistency without freezing or whipping ? 

    Is it necessary to add a cationic surfactant? I am worried it may cause build up.

    Thanks in advance :)

    Padmavathi replied 3 years, 5 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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