Friday, July 17, 2015

These are a few of my favourite things: Incroquat BTMS-50

I love Incroquat BTMS-50, the positively charged conditioning agent that behaves as an emulsifier as well as a hair conditioner! Because it's an emulsifier, it can be used in water containing and non-water containing products. It can be used to make hair conditioners as well as lotions, body butters, and every other emulsified product you can think to make.

As an emulsifier, it offers a more powdery, drier, less greasy feeling for lotions when compared to Polawax or e-wax. It can be used at a lower rate than you would use Polawax or e-wax, and it generally makes for slightly thicker products than those emulsifiers. It is fantastic at emulsifying silicones, like cyclomethicone or dimethicone, so it's great for facial moisturizers where you might include these ingredients.

As a hair conditioner, it's super easy to use. Adding it to hot water will make you a conditioner with very little effort! You can add a ton of oils and silicones to your recipe and a bit of Incroquat BTMS-50 will be enough to emulsify them.

SWIFT'S CURRENT FAVOURITE LEAVE IN CONDITIONER (from this post...)
HEATED OIL PHASE
1% BTMS-50
1% Incroquat CR
2% cetrimonium chloride

HEATED WATER PHASE
80% distilled water
0.5% polyquat 44

COOL DOWN PHASE
2% cyclomethicone
2% dimethicone
2% panthenol
3% volumizing complex
2% kera straightening
3% lycopene bioferment
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
1% fragrance oil (generally White Chocolate)

Use the general conditioner making instructions for this recipe.

Posts with recipes using Incroquat BTMS-50:
One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 - a summary of loads of recipes here!
Hair care products - loads of conditioners and leave in conditioners

How do we make substitutions with emulsifiers? Incroquat BTMS-50
How do we replace BTMS-50 with BTMS-25?

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