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  • #22314
    SimplyShe
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    oh oh, heavier on my hair is not good. That’s why I looked for feedback here first :).I will rework it with higher water content…that would lighten it, right? Am I right in thinking they used things with combination ingredients and broke it down into its components to list it? that’s what I was considering. ahhh, waiting for my goodies to arrive to actually try this out is painful, lol.

    #22315
    BelindaSK
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    Questions? Is your panthenol powdered or liquid? And which smell do you like better, the rose or the rosemary? Because if you add rosemary, it seems to overpower any other smell you might add. I’m also wondering how Rose and rosemary are going to smell together?? Things to think about…

    I made a stripped down version of conditioner for you to try out before your SD arrives. This will give you an idea of how your hair will act with the BTMS and oils, if you want to try it out without wasting all your ingredients in your much fancier recipe.

    77% water (hydrosols included if you like)
    3% glycerin
    10% aloe vera

    3% BTMS50
    1% oils of choice

    3% hydrolyzed proteins of choice (optional)
    2% panthenol (if powdered, put in water phase)
    0.5-1% preservative

    This is very basic, I know, but it will give you an idea of how your hair will handle the BTMS and oils at that amount. If you wanted to add a bit of cleansing, add 1-2% cocamidopropyl betaine and drop the water amount accordingly.

    Now I really want to make something!! But, instead, I get to do my mom’s laundry and grocery shopping while Baby Girl is in school. She’s been out the past two days with a stomach bug, so we’ve been home bound. Fun times!!

    #22316
    BelindaSK
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    Yes, you are right about the combination thing. They broke it down into its individual ingredients and listed them according to percentage.

    Can’t wait to see how this experiment goes! This is fun, well, except for the part where your hair is not liking stuff….The creating a dupe from scratch part, I mean.

    #22318
    Cynnara
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    Rose and rosemary is a good combo, just go lighter on rosemary. 2:1 for rose to rosemary. So if you’re doing half ounce rose hydrosol then quarter ounce of thr extract. Extract is more concentrated. 😄

    #22353
    BelindaSK
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    Rose and rosemary just don’t go together in my head….but that could just be me!😜

    #22354
    BelindaSK
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    Rosemary is also very “tingly”, according to the hubster. I use rosemary hydrosol in his shampoo.

    #22357
    SimplyShe
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    My panthenol is powder. It is fun to break the recipe down as a group 🙂 I was thinking that on my way to work. The original is overpoweringly rose in scent, heavy to the rose water I think. AND (happy dance) my long awaited goodies are here. I just need the cleanlocks and I can start to put it together. I might try that conditioner that you threw together to see…..although I think the cleanlocks changes that a bit.
    THanks Cyn for the rose/rosemary ratio there, I was trying to sort how to put that together and still smell alright 😀

    #22359
    BelindaSK
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    Yay for goodies arriving!!

    Was looking on Ingredients To Die For (not shopping!!) to check out the Clean Locks. It looks fairly straightforward, as long as you can measure the pH. I can’t wait to see how this turns out!

    #22378
    Cynnara
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    lol rosemary tingles because it’s supposed to energize the follicles, Twin!

    Glad to help. I combine the two for a herbal/floral combo for a friend. I sometimes add a couple drops of lemon to brighten it sometimes.

    #23205
    pinklips
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    I use Soapnuts. Just pour boiling water over them, cover & leave overnight. I then add a preservative, essential oil & a little emulsifier for the E/O. Pour it over my scalp & rub in, then add to the rest of my hair. Leave for 5 minutes & rinse in shower. My hair has never been better, has even stopped falling out, like it used to.

    #23206
    Joyful
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    I ended up purchasing cocamidopropyl betaine, SCI, and SLSA. I will try making a shampoo with these once I move into the new house and get settled in. I’m not sure what type of recipe to make though. I want to try something like Marie’s orange foaming wash.

    Pinklips – soapnuts are interesting, but my curly hair is very picky! I really want something like the Pacifica body wash. It was amazing for my hair.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by Joyful.
    #23596
    Artistalisa
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    Joyful I’m pretty new to the whole cosmetics DIY thing so I can’t guide you in making a shampoo but I do have a ready made that I love. Shea Moisture, cheap, fairly eco-friendly (as far as I can tell), and leaves my hair super soft. I started using it a few months ago after switching from Alaffia brand, and wow did it work great on my hair. I have naturally curly hair and I don’t do anything for styling except putting a little product in it and letting it air dry. Hard to find a good shampoo for curly hair as many weigh it down or don’t offer enough moisture but I really, really like Shea Moisture. Recommended it to my sister and she really loves it as well. She has straight thick hair FYI.

    The variety I use is Coconut and Hibiscus. Has a light lovely sweet type scent. I do not like heavy or strong smells in my hair products and this one has a scent but isn’t overpowering. The conditioner works great as a detangler. I only comb my hair when it is wet in the shower but other conditioners didn’t offer as much slip as this one did. I think I paid around $11 for a 13 oz bottle. Sheamoisture is sold at Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid, and Ulta and probably a few other places that I don’t know about. Some Walgreens and Targets sell this brand in a 3 oz size which is great to try things out.

    Good luck. I know what it is like to have a favorite product be discontinued.

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