I re-made my leave-in conditioner today as I needed to tweak the recipe a little. My notes on the last Leave-in were:
Conditioner is too strengthening (makes hair slightly hard if left ‘out’)
Has too much slip
Not creamy and thick enough
Not enough long term conditioning
Too much humectant (makes hair frizzy after a while)
To remedy this I will:
- Reduce the amount of Hydrolysed Wheat Protein
- Reduce the amount of Humectants (Glycerin and Honeyquat)
- Reduce the amount of Panthenol
- Reduce the amount of Guar Conditioning gum
- Increase the amount of BTMS
- Increase the amount of oils
- Increase the amount of Lamesoft
- Reduce Aloe Juice (as pH was consistently low)
- Add in citric acid as a precautionary pH stabiliser
- Increase Herbal Tea
- Will not add extra Aloe Juice this time (even if it appears thick)
And that’s exactly what i did. I’m not going to repost all the information and directions as you can find that in the first post, but i did take pics of all the steps (I made sure i charged my camera battery). If anyone wants the adjusted recipe i can give it to them, otherwise it’s blah, blah isn’t it? lol.
Due to popular request, i have listed the updated recipe i made in this post below.
Water Phase 154
Aloe Juice 61.2
Herbal Tea 78
Guar Conditioning Gum 1
Citric Acid 0.4
Silk Amino Acid Powder 0.4
Hydrolysed Wheat Protein 2
Oil Phase 40
Emulsifying Wax 4
Avocado Oil 10
Coconut Oil 4
Olive Oil 10
Finishing Phase 6
Vitamin E 2
Essential Oils 2
Tip – To find the percentage of each ingredient used, just divide the ingredient weight by two.
Aloe Juice Honeyquat
Glycerin Guar Gum
Mixed Mixed in Aloe
Lamesoft Mixed in Aloe
pH 4 Citric Acid
pH 3 (oops) BTMS
Avocado Oil Olive Oil
I forgot to take a pic of the Coconut Oil
Melted Tea in Blender
added Aloe Mix Mixing Water Phase
Added oil phase pH 4 (ish)
I forgot to take a pic of the finishing phase (MicroKill, Vitamin E and Essential Oils) which i added to the blender once it was slightly cool.
The consistency is perfect. Just as i wanted it. Not so slippery, nice and thick and creamy. It seems the adjustments were dead on. Once i use it later i’ll give you the verdict.
Nads I want some of this leave in conditioner so when you have priced them up I need to place my order for two. Pretty please 🙂 x
Doing it right now Brigs. When i’ve calculated the costs then i will let you know how much a bottle costs.
Can I please if possible get the adjusted recipe for the conditioner?
Sure, I’ll email it to you.
Hi Nadia, just found your blog. I find that you have great info. on natural haircare. I would like to ask if i could be sent the adjusted recipe for this conditioner? Thanks
Of course. I’ll email it to you.
Hi Nadia, thanks so much for this recipe, could I get a copy of the adjusted recipe for the conditioner also?