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Creamy Hair Shampoo

  Phase A Weight % For 100g / 3.6oz  
  Water (diluent) 49.3% 49.3g / 1.8oz  
  Sodium PCA (humectant) 2.0% 2.0g / 0.07oz  
  Phase B      
  Sulfosuccinate (surfactant) 20.0% 20g / 0.7oz  
  Coco Betaine (surfactant) 10.0% 10g / 0.4oz  
  Alpha Olefin Sulfonate (surfactant) 10.0% 10g / 0.4oz  
  Glyceryl Oleate (emulsifier) 1.0% 1.0g / 22 drops  
  Squalane (emollient) 2.0% 2.0g / 0.07oz  
  PEG-150 Distearate (emulsifier) 1.5% 1.5g / 0.05oz  
  Phase C      
  Quaternium-31 (conditioner) 2.0% 2.0g / 0.07oz  
  Provitamin B5 (conditioner) 0.5% 0.5g / 11 drops  
  Fragrance (optional) 0.5% 0.5g / 11 drops  
  Phenoxyethanol-SA (preservative) 1.2% 1.2g / 24 drops  
  Citric Acid (conditioner) to pH 5.5      
  Method: Combine phase A in a heat resistant glass beaker and stir well. Heat phase A to to 75C/170F. Combine phase B in another heat resistant beaker and heat to the same temperature. Add phase A to phase B and maintain good agitation. Remove from the heat and cool to 40C/100F. Add phase C one by one, stirring between ingredients. Test pH and adjust if necessary with a very small amount of citric acid to pH 5.5.

Properties: Creamy hair shampoo that moisturizes and conditions and does not strip hair from its natural emollients.


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