To learn more about why I'm using these general ingredients, click here for the post on conditioners.
COCONUT OIL HAIR CONDITIONER
HEATED OIL PHASE
3% coconut oil
2% cetrimonium chloride
HEATED WATER PHASE
78.5% distilled water
2% quaternized rice protein
COOL DOWN PHASE
2% pisum sativum peptide
0.5% liquid Germall Plus (or preservative of choice)
1% fragrance oil (white chocolate, as usual!)
- Weigh the heated oil phase in a container and put it into a double boiler.
- Weigh the heated water phase in a container and put it into a double boiler.
- Let each phase come to 70˚C and heat for 20 minutes. You can put this on very low, as long as the ingredients remain at 70˚C.
- Remove from the heat, then pour the heated water phase into the heated oil phase and mix well.
- Allow it to stand and come to 45˚C, then add the cool down phase and mix very well.
- Allow to come to room temperature, then package in an appropriate container.
pisum sativum peptide, which is a protein from a type of pea. It works like other proteins in that it is a film former and moisturizer, It is supposed to hydrate hair as well as wheat hydrolysate (hydrolyzed protein), it behaves as an anti-oxidant, and it increases your hair's diameter.
You can use the hydrolyzed protein of your choice if you don't have the pisum sativum. Choose silk hydrolyzed protein, oat hydrolyzed protein, Phytokeratin, amongst others.
I'm using the quaternized rice again, but you can use any cationic polymer you have at home. Polyquat 7, polyquat 44, honeyquat (in the cool down phase), or another cationic polymer would work in this product.
If you don't have coconut oil, you can try another oil - but I really encourage you to get some. It's inexpensive, readily available in grocery and health food stores as well as at our supplier's shops, and it has a two year shelf life.
What do I think of it? I like it. My hair is still getting all that coconut oil awesomeness, which I can see in healthier looking hair, more shine, less frizziness, and ringlets at the ends of the strands, with less greasiness. I managed to get two days out of my hair with some greasiness coming very late in the second day - around bedtime kind of late - which is awesome! I think this is the one I'll stick with for a while...at least until the winter dryness forces me back to the winter custard recipe with 10% coconut oil!
Conditioners: The basic recipes
Conditioners: Adding coconut oil
Some oils CAN penetrate your hair
Making a coconut oil hair conditioner
Adding oils - coconut oil
Learning to formulate: Small changes to the water & cool down phase
Learning to formulate: Small changes to the oil phase
Learning to formulate: A few small changes to consider
*As a note, the Formulator Sample Shop sends me free things to try. I do not get paid for my opinion; my only compensation is the free product. I have made it very clear that I will give my complete and honest opinion on this blog.