Feedback on solid conditioner bar recipe

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  1. Dec 11, 2017 #1

    neonstudy

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    Hi! I'd like to make a solid conditioner bar. I bought 3 ingredients from BB for this:
    Btms- 50
    [FONT=&quot]DL-Panthenol
    Cetearyl Alcohol
    Plus I have various oils and butters for soapmaking.

    I have this as my first trial recipe. Do you have any feedback about the percentages? Anything I should add?
    [/FONT]64% BTMS 50 19.2 g
    10% Cetearyl Alcohol 3 g
    5% cocoa butter 1.5 g
    5% avocado butter 1.5 g
    5% shea butter 1.5 g
    5% argan oil 1.5 g

    5% DL-Panthenol 1.5 g
    1% Vitamin E 0.3 g
     
  2. Dec 12, 2017 #2

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    My recipe is fairly similar to yours, but adjusted to suit my fine, wavy, shoulder length hair. My last batch or two have included hemisqualane (not squalane -- hemisqualane) as a silicone alternative to help detangle and reduce combing force. It works really well and I also find it adds softness and helps reduce frizziness. I use panthenol at 2%, but the suggested usage rate is 1% to 5% so your 5% is reasonable. I use a little less fat to avoid weighing down my fine hair, but 20% total fat might work really well for medium to coarse hair. I also use a preservative (phenonip). The surface of the bar basically becomes a lotion when it gets wet, and I want to discourage microbial growth.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2017 #3

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    Okay, thanks.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2017 #4

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    I've never made a hair conditioner bar, so I can't help with your recipe but if you scroll down to the bottom of this page, you'll see links to other threads on the subject. Good luck!
     
  5. Dec 14, 2017 #5

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    Zany, you can't see the links in the mobile app :(
     
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    neon, if you search for the thread on frizzy hair, Dee Anna's recipe is there. I've tried it, it's both easy and really nice! And it doesn't have a zillion ingredients, so that adds to the appeal.
     
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  8. Dec 15, 2017 #8

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    Awwww, too bad, so sad. :cry:
     

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