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  • Slip

    Posted by DoctorBotanica on February 6, 2023 at 2:58 am

    A customer complained that my water based, free leave in spray conditioner didn’t have enough slip for her very curly hair. She has tight curls that tangle. What ingredients have the highest slip? I use water, biokelp and marshmallow in my leave in. I have access to ceteryl and btms for conditioning. I had originally wanted to formulate something very simple that lightly coats hair, giving it shine, not necessarily a traditional leave in. Essentially something that isn’t already on the market.

    chemicalmatt replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • ketchito

    February 6, 2023 at 5:22 am

    You need to list all the ingredients in your formula, in order to assist you. Nothing you mentioned there gives the benefits you’re looking for.

  • chemicalmatt

    February 6, 2023 at 10:37 am

    “Biokelp”? Is there another kind? I’m with @ketchito here, not enough formula intel to weigh in on and nothing you mention will provide the “slip.” You are at somewhat a disadvantage in that this product must atomize (read: spray on, not stream from nozzle) ruling out most polymers. One ingredient that fits the bill will be Glossamer L6600, a natural copolymer that will spray, add gloss and some lubricity. Not knowing your locale, I can only tell you Coast Southwest supplies this in the USA.