Sunday, November 28, 2010
Men's products: 3-in-1 products wrap up
Here's the basic skeleton of the recipe I've been using for the last few days...
BASIC RECIPE FOR 3-IN-1 PRODUCTS
water to 100%
10% cocamidopropyl betaine
15% a surfactant
15% another surfactant
10% aloe vera
3% cationic polymer of choice
2% hydrolyzed protein of choice
3% glycerin or other humectant
up to 5% water soluble oil or moisturizing ingredient
COOL DOWN PHASE
1% fragrance or essential oil
0.5% to 1% preservative
Crothix (as needed)
As I mentioned in the first post on this topic, you can play around with a variety of ingredients and surfactants in this product, but the cationic polymer is not optional if you want to have something conditioning for your hair. And I definitely recommend some kind of moisturizing ingredient. There are tons to choose from - water soluble esters, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, cocamide DEA, myristamine oxide, glycol distearate, and more - and you want this in the product to give you that hydrating action!
Join me tomorrow for some thoughts on selling your products before we get into our Christmas crafting!