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So how will we change our recipe? We're going to add Incroquat CR, which is a great softening and detangler, upping the the oils for more moisturizing; and upping the cetyl alcohol to match the amount of cationic quats. If you have honeyquat, use that as your humectant, and you'll have not one, not two, but three cationic quats, which are our conditioning agents. And if you have cetrimonium chloride, you can add that at 2% for FOUR cationic quats! This is going to very intense...don't use it more than once a week, unless you have seriously dry hair. (I have very oily hair, and I have to wash the very next day if I use this conditioner. But my hair feels lovely...and it's worth it!)
INTENSE CONDITIONER RECIPE - intense conditioning with loads of hair loving oils!
7% Incroquat BTMS
3% Incroquat CR (detangling, softening)
8% hair loving oils - coconut, camellia, sea buckthorn
3% cetyl alcohol (synergistic effect with the cationic quats)
2% humectant - honeyquat, glycerin, sodium lactate
2% hydrolyzed protein
1% fragrance or essential oil
0.5% to 1% preservative
(optional: 2% cetrimonium chloride - add to the oils phase, remove 2% in the water phase)
If you don't like silicones, then add 4% more water to this recipe or add more light weight oils.
Weigh out the BTMS, CR, oils, and cetyl alcohol in a heat proof container, then put into a double boiler. Weigh out the water and humectant in a heat proof container, and put that into the double boiler. Heat and hold at 70C for 20 minutes. Pour the contents of one container into the other, and mix well with a hand mixer or stick blender. When the temperature reaches below 45C, add the silicones, protein, essential or fragrance oil, and preservative. Spoon into a jar and let cool with the lid off so we don't get condensation.
At 100 grams, this will make more than a 2 oz jar but less than a 4 oz jar (60 ml and 120 ml!)
Rejoice and enjoy!