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What's in Shampoo - The Plant-Based Alternative To Silicones
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Hi I'm trying to make my own herbal shampoo, so to get the feeling of "real" shampoo I was thinking of this gum, not anymore since the build up it creates will prevent my hair from the benefits of the herb,so, any other thicken agent suggestion
September 7, 2017 at 6:34 AM
Hey there Anon - It's a little hard to answer your question without knowing what else is in your mix. There are several possible gums you could consider if you want to go that route, but some will not work well with some surfactants.
September 7, 2017 at 9:35 PM
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Hi Lose, thank you for your super fast response, in mybshampoo I have nothing but herbs and water, I don't need a huge lathe, but I do need it to be tick, but keep it as natural as possible, do you think that can be achieved? Gelatin, is animal based, xantham involves sugar I'm afraid it will reduce the already short lifespan in my shampoo, Guam gum creates a build up in the hair so it won't let the hair to get the benefits from the herbs, what do you think? Or should I just stop being afraid of gums?
September 9, 2017 at 4:26 AM
Ok - so you just want to thicken your herbal water mix? I think you should try either carrageen, xanthan or guar if you want to get to know the gums ( nothing to be afraid of!) but you could also consider aloe gel . Aloe would be a good addition for that is all herb. Are you making single portion batches? Then add a bit of rhassoulclay for ultimate gentle cleansing (no lather but it cleans beautifully). Let me know how it goes :)
September 9, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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