hair care section of the blog.) When I look at the comments, I feel like I've written all I can on some topics.
The formulating styling products is a neat idea - I've written about gels before, and it's easy to add a little PVP or AMP to create a styling product (conditioning and styling!) - but I think I'd like to write further about it. (Click here for all the posts on gels! Amaze XT isn't the only way to make a gel!) I won't be writing about anything using flaxseed gel as this is very hard to preserve, and I don't like to write about those kinds of products on this blog. I'll focus on carbomers, Amaze XT, and some of the other thickeners, like xanthan gum or cationic guar.
It'll be a while before I can post some of this stuff as I need to do some testing! So keep the suggestions coming (comment in this post or in the original post so I have all the information in one place, please!)
Leman wrote: I am interested in formulation for lots of volume and bounce to fine hair (oily roots) whether that's a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in spray.
If you have fine hair, then check out this post - Chemistry of your hair: fine hair - then this one - Conditioners: Special consideration for fine hair - then check out the posts on the lighter conditioners....
Conditioners: Cream rinses
Conditioners: Modifying cream rinses
Conditioners: Detanglers using cetrimonium chloride
In the same post, kinks wrote: id luv an idea on how to get more slip in a conditioner, ive increased the oils but still not doing it. I wonder if adding more glycerine and cetac would help?
I've written a few posts on this topic...
Conditioners: Adding slip to conditioners with fatty alcohols
Conditioners: Adding slip to conditioners with oils or butters
Conditioners: Adding slip to conditioners with esters
If you want to learn more about something related to hair care, the hair care section of the blog is the first place to start. You can start at the beginning of the series - click newer post to get to the next post - or you can just click on each link that interests you.
Join me tomorrow for more fun with honey!