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  • Slip in Conditioner

    Posted by Anonymous on February 9, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    What is suggested as a “natural” ingredient to add slip to a conditioner? It’s a leave-in conditioner that is sprayed on. Thank you in advance for any help!

    bill_toge replied 10 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Anonymous

    Guest
    February 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Also - any suggestions for anti-static? :-) Thanks!

  • oldperry

    Member
    February 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Of course it depends on what you mean by natural but you can try coconut oil.

  • chemicalmatt

    Member
    February 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Tasia, the only effective cationic ingredient that will solve both issues, and possibly make the cut as “natural” is chitosan (deacetylated).  It is derived from critters, not plants though: shrimp shells.  It is expensive, especially the HMW stuff, but it works splendidly!

  • Anonymous

    Guest
    February 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    The emulsifier I am using (Plantamulse) says it is not compatible with cationic ingredients. Does Cetyl Alcohol add slip? 

  • Anonymous

    Guest
    February 15, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks, Perry! My definition of natural is that it is not synthetic, comes from a natural source. 

  • Anonymous

    Guest
    February 15, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    @chemicalmatt - I am intrigued by this chitosan…I may give it try. Thanks for the advice. 

  • bill_toge

    Member
    February 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    @tasiaashton, cetyl alcohol will affect the flow properties more than the rub-out - it’ll make your product thicker and more rigid, but won’t have much effect on the slip

    I agree with Perry; you need to include an oil that’s liquid at or near room temperature

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