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Bret

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I'm looking into getting a shampoo base that I can play with for just me. I have no interest in selling shampoo ;)

What bases are the best? I know MMS has sample sizes, but I'm not making an order from there any time soon...

If it helps, my hair is long, thick, blonde, somewhat damaged from a perm last year, can get oily and get fly-aways. I ride horses, so it gets broken from helmets and ponytail holders.

Any suggestions on additives?
 

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Bramble Berry has a GREAT shampoo base. I had a sample once and fell in love with it...but like all shampoos, full of the chemical stuff...
 

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if you want to actually make your shampoo rather than buying an unscented already made base, try (Stepan Mild LSB) SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE/ DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE blend...it lathers great, is super mild & about as natural a surfactant as you can get ( derived from sugar & palm ??? I think??) you can find this at TDF very reasonably priced - here is a direct link : http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item ... gory_id=35 ..other suppliers also carry it ...make sure to check out their formularies for help with your formula
 

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I see a lot of formulas that start with a castile liquid base that you can use to personalize it for your needs.

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I guess the castile 'base' would basically be a liquid soap ...as a shampoo it would depend on your hair type ( me hairdresser :wink: ) ...not usually good in chemically treated hair - the base I mentioned above is very natural although the chemical names sound scary, it is derived from natural ingredients, conatins no sulfates & is baby mild: it's just as natural as the ( premade?) base from ND- the Decyl Glucoside & Cocamidopropyl Betaine in this base are excellent natural surfactants as well & the C.Betaine really helps to stabilize the foam ...it's a great secondary surfactant & works well to boost the foam action of most primary surfactants, such as the one in this premade base from ND, or the one I mentioned above - looks like a great base ...the fun thing about making it yourself is you get to choose the nutrients! I like to add pathenol, milk or oat protien & calendula extract ...of course I guess that could be done w/ a liquid soap or you could simply add your chosen nutrients to a premade base ...
 

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Yea! I finally found the answer to a question I've been wondering for days!

I've been trying to find out if there is a way I can scent my own volumizing shampoo. I think the answer is (kind of) yes . . . See if this sounds right to you:

If I get a shampoo base
Heat it to less than 120
Add Oat powder and maybe panthenol
remove heat
Add 1% fragrance
rebottle and cool

Than I theoretically end up with volumizing shampoo, provided I can figure out how to get the additive proportions right.

Conversely if anyone out there makes a good volumising shampoo I may be interested . . . I just hate not having some control of my scents. ;)

Oat powder is also listed as oat flour. Is there a difference between the cosmetic additive and the baking material?
 
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