Zany's no slime castile

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  1. Oct 18, 2019 #481

    Mistrael

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    Same here! I'm Native American, so my hair is very straight, nearly black, and won't take dye without a lot of extra time, effort, and dye. Okay, it also doesn't style easily at all because it's so heavy. I'm pretty sure it will make someone a very sturdy wig. :D
     
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    Hair can be donated here. this is where my daughter has donated hers a couple of times.
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    @Zany_in_CO - this might be totally off the wall, but here goes...

    I came across a bit of information today (attachment) that has me thinking again about the sodium bicarbonate in the faux seawater. As explained below, sodium carbonate is used to soften water, which it does by causing calcium and magnesium to precipitate out of the water. I wonder if the sodium bicarbonate in the faux seawater could lead to the same reaction, with any available magnesium and calcium (from the sea salt) forming the insoluble precipitates that some of us have seen. If that bit of chemistry can happen then the sodium bicarbonate may ultimately be acting as a water softener. I also can’t help but wonder if that somehow influences/leads to the “no slime” result.

    Just some almost random thoughts for the day!

    http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/11/Water-Hardness-Reading.pdf

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    Just attempted this recipe today (as my second cold process soap). I had a lot of non-dissolving precipitant. Thought maybe water was saturated.
    Filtered solution (coffee filter) and end result had MORE inclusions.

    Was not certain how much was NaOH, so dumped solution and started with just distilled water and NaOH.

    Came to ask about the precipitant.. maybe I did something wrong.....

    Nope. Just chemistry. This batch is almost done gelling in the oven.
    Will teach me to not read to the end of a thread!

    Will give this another go next week end.
     
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