Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Designing your products as a line: Shampoo recipe for oily hair

Yesterday we modified a dry hair recipe to include fewer ingredients. Let's look at an oily hair recipe today. We can base it on this recipe for a conditioning shampoo for oily hair that you can find in the hair care section of the blog.

52% distilled water
15% C14-16 olefin sulfonate
15% DLS mild
10% cocamidopropyl betaine
3% glycerin
2% cationic polymer of choice
0.5% extract - grapeseed or rosemary
0.5% liquid Germall Plus (or other preservative at suggested usage rate)
up to 2% Crothix

Please use the general shampoo making instructions for this recipe.

As with yesterday's recipe, I took out quite a few things that we'll be using in our conditioner. I removed the protein, panthenol, dimethicone, and film formers. No point in using them if we're getting them in the conditioner.

And remember, when you remove something from the product, always increase the water amount to make sure the recipe totals 100%. If you want to add 1% fragrance or essential oils to this product, you can do so without worrying about using an emulsifier. Just remove 1% from the distilled water amount. If you want to learn more, check out this post - how do I modify a product when adding or subtracting ingredients - for more information.

Other posts in this series:
Shampoo - How does it work?
Shampoo - What's in it? Surfactants
Shampoo - What's in it? Other ingredients
Shampoo - Increasing mildness & viscosity
Shampoo - Conditioning agents
Shampoo - Dimethicone
Shampoo - Proteins and amino acids
Shampoo - Thickeners
Shampoo - Panthenol and other humectants
Shampoo - Extracts

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