Wednesday, July 22, 2015
These are a few of my favourite things: Volumizing complex
The INCI for this product is Water & Rice Amino Acids & Lactobacillus/Date Fruit Ferment Extract & Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy Difluorethyl PEG Phosphate. The rice amino acids will work like hydrolyzed proteins as film formers and moisturizers with the smaller form being able to penetrate our hair shaft, the lactobacillus/date fruit ferment extract is something I have to study further, but it's the poly...thingie...phosphate that interests me the most! But I'm having trouble finding more information about this ingredient! (Click here for the data sheet!)
I found this in Cosmetics Business magazine about this ingredient. "It is claimed that the amino acids penetrate the cuticle, adding moisture and improving the strength of hair. The fluorinated material is said to bind to the hair, giving it bounce and volume, and the enzyme material converts saturated fatty acids in and on the hair into unsaturated fatty acids with a lower melting point, and these add shine and smoothness." This sounds really good, but notice the words "it is claimed..." or "is said...", which indicate that they're pretty much reporting a press release, not a study. Amino acids are good for our hair as film formers, and the enzyme material (the lactobacillus part) could be great for converting stuff, but this isn't evidence. The impression I get is that the poly-thingie-phosphate is a bit like Teflon for your hair - the hairs won't stick to each other, giving you more volume. (Don't quote me on that! It's just a thought...)
In a search, when I found products that used this ingredient, they were generally aimed at the curly haired amongst us. It is advertised as being good for curl retention and volume. It should be used in the cool down phase at 1% to 5%.
SWIFT'S CURRENT FAVOURITE LEAVE IN CONDITIONER
HEATED OIL PHASE
1% Incroquat BTMS-50
1% Incroquat CR
2% cetrimonium chloride
HEATED WATER PHASE
80% distilled water
0.5% polyquat 44
COOL DOWN PHASE
2% panthenol (liquid)
3% volumizing complex
2% kera straightening
3% lycopene bioferment
0.5% liquid Germall Plus
1% fragrance oil (white chocolate from Voyageur Soap & Candle)
Use the general conditioner making instructions for this product.
Don't know what these ingredients are? Check out the hair care products section of the blog to learn more! If you don't have an ingredient, check out that section to see what you could use instead!
*Please note that I receive free samples of ingredients from the Formulator Sample Shop. I am not obgliated to write about them, nor do I feel I have to be nice in my reviews of the ingredients. I really like this ingredient, and wanted to share it with you!
Leave in conditioner with volumizing complex
Experiments in the workshop: Leave in with lycopene bioferment