This is my Christmas gift: a very simple recipe for a Two Phase Leave-in Hair Conditioner!
You need just one prince ingredient: Cetrimonium Chloride!
As you know this is a cationic surfactant with very high conditioning properties.
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This Hair Conditioner is formulated for my hair-type: long and very thin, they tangle easily and they grease easily (so I added close to no grease to not make my hair get heavy).
At the end of the recipe I will add some variations so you can modify it according to your hair-type! 😉
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Hello Hello Everyone! 😀
I know I posted a recipe of a Hair Conditioner not long ago (you can check it out HERE), but I am too excited about this one to wait any longer! 😀
In the previous recipe I was using an eco-friendly emulsifier which gave me a good hair conditioner. I had also added a lot of thickening agents so it couldn’t be poured into a bottle but it needed to be put in a pot, as you can see from the picture.
This Hair Conditioner, instead, is done with a different emulsifier.
Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome Mr. Cetrimonium Chloride! 😀
It is a very good conditioner for hair, his effect lasts as long as it is still present on your hair therefore it is used very effectively in Leave-In Hair Conditioners!
This, however, won’t be a Leave-In (I am planning to formulate one soon enough anyway! 😀 So if you are interested… just keep tuned! 😀 ).
This is a creamy but not too thick Hair Conditioner, thanks to the fact that I didn’t use a high percentage of thickeners.
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Today I would like to show you a basic recipe for a good Hair Conditioner 🙂
The formulation for a lotion and an hair conditioner are similar but not same: there are some basic differences that, if not followed, might make you fail.
There is still a Phase A and a Phase B BUT! while in the making of a lotion you add the heated Phase B to the heated Phase A… here you MUST do the opposite!
You must pour the Phase A into the Phase B. This is very important!
The second difference is that there is not a proper Phase C because every extra ingredient (which should be added when the Phase A and B are already emulsified and at room temperature) has to be added singularly… ONE BY ONE! 🙂
Apart from these two big differences, however, everything else is quite same! 🙂
Water to 100 (explanation HERE)
Guar Hydroxypropultrimonium Chloride 0.1 (this is a very good ingredient in a hair conditioner or even in a shampoo, but don’t use it at higher concentration than 0.1-0.15% – However if you don’t have it, you can use instead a water where you had infused Mallow or Flax Seeds)
Heat this phase up to 75° (absolutely check the termometer!)
Esterquat 8 (this is a CATIONIC emulsifier, therefore it is different from the emulsifiers which we have in our lotions. It is important that you use an emulsifier specifically for hair conditioning 🙂 this substance in the specific is very good because it is eco-friendly 😉 )
Jojoba oil 2
cetyl alcohol 3.5
stearic acid 1.5
Heat this phase up to 70°
“Phase C” (but remember you have to add them one by one and in this order)
Hydrolized wheat protein 3
Poliquaternium-7 2 (this enhances the conditioning ability. If you don’t have it you can skip it)
Preservative 0.5-0.6 (or whichever concentration the preservative you are using needs to be!)
Fragrance oil or Essential oil depending on your taste 😀
Have a great day!!! 😀
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