Dimethicone is a great addition in any hair care product as it offers conditioning, film forming, and de-frizzing. It increases hair's softness and shine. You can use it in shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, cream rinse, or anti-frizz sprays.
The easiest recipe I make is this one for an anti-frizz spray.
Weigh each ingredient into a spray bottle. Close lid. Shake. Use. Rejoice.
See, so easy!
coconut oil for moisturization, glycerin for hydration, and cetyl alcohol as an oil free emollient. If you want to increase the detangling abilities of this conditioner, add up to 2% cetrimonium chloride into the heated oil phase and remove 2% water from the water phase to compensate.
ALOE & CHAMOMILE CONDITIONER FOR DRY HAIR
HEATED WATER PHASE
10% aloe vera
2% hydrolyzed protein of choice
HEATED OIL PHASE
3.5% cetyl alcohol
5% coconut oil
COOL DOWN PHASE
1% fragrance or essential oil blend
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
0.5% powdered chamomile extract
Please use the general conditioner making instructions for this recipe!
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Feel free to add up to 5% dimethicone in any conditioner to increase the amount of shine in your hair or to help with frizziness. If you do this, remember that when we increase one ingredient, we have to decrease the water phase to keep the recipe totalling 100%. So if you like a recipe that doesn't contain dimethicone, feel free to add it and remove the same percentage from your distilled water!
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