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  • Sea Salt Hair Spray (Rockaway Salt Spray by R+Co)

    Posted by Anonymous on September 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I need help replicating this hair spray using less ingredients.  Does anyone have a formula for a sea salt hair spray using very few ingredients?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  This is the original list of ingredients from R+Co: AQUA/WATER/EAU, ALCOHOL DENAT., MAGNESIUM SULFATE, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, PVP, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, CITRIC ACID, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT, GERANIUM MACULATUM (CRANESBILL) EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) BARK/LEAF/TWIG EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) LEAF EXTRACT, QUERCUS ALBA (OAK) BARK EXTRACT, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN, BENZOIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, CITRAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL

    OldPerry replied 9 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • OldPerry

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    September 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    It’s a little easier if you eliminate the ingredients that don’t matter…

    WATER, ALCOHOL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, PVP, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, CITRIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN, BENZOIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, FRAGRANCE

    You could evaporate off the water and alcohol to get an approximate concentration for those.  I would guess the following formula (but this is just an off-the-cuff guess).

    Water = ~85%
    Alcohol = 10%
    Magnesium Sulfate = 1.5%
    PPG-26 Buteth-26  = 1%
    PVP = 1%
    Hydrogenated castor oil = 0.5%
    PEG 12 Dimethicone = 0.5%
    Citric acid = adjust to pH of the system (probably 0.2%)
    Fragrance = 0.5% or less
    Preservative system (PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN, BENZOIC ACID, SORBIC ACID) = less than 1%

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