rinse-off and leave-in conditioners, and it's easy to add our PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate to conditioners in place of our silicones or as an additional emollient, conditioning, and shine enhancing ingredient.
Making an intense conditioner is a great idea for dry or processed hair, so let's take a look at one of my favourite intense conditioners - one with coconut oil! We'll use it as a silicone replacement in this recipe by removing the cyclomethicone and dimethicone in the cool down phase and replacing it with 4% PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate in the heated oil phase.
INTENSE CONDITIONER WITH COCONUT OIL AND PPG-3 BENZYL ETHER MYRISTATE
HEATED OIL PHASE
7% Incroquat BTMS
3% Incroquat CR (detangling, softening)
8% coconut oil or virgin coconut oil
3% cetyl alcohol (synergistic effect with the cationic quats)
4% PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate
HEATED WATER PHASE
10% aloe vera or other hydrosol of choice
2% humectant like glycerin or 2% honeyquat or polyquat 7 in the cool down phase
2% hydrolyzed protein
COOL DOWN PHASE
2% cetrimonium chloride
1% fragrance or essential oil
0.5% to 1% preservative
Use the general conditioner making instructions for this recipe.
You can use PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate in any conditioning product as a silicone replacement - add up to 4% in the heated oil phase - or as an additional emollient by adding up to 4% in the heated oil phase and removing 4% of your water phase to compensate. Leave your silicones in the cool down phase as normal. (Click here for more conditioner recipes in the hair care section!)
Join me tomorrow for fun with another PPG ester - Di-PPG-2 myeth-10 adipate or Cromollient SCE!