When Shampoo Behaves
I've been working with surfactants in different combinations and products for a while – shampoo products in particular. One of the products I have been tweaking lately is a Lavender shampoo, and I am now at batch 6.
Tweaking isn't really a fair way of describing it – looking back over my notes from batch 1 to the present, it's completely reformulated. But, as it is still going to be called Lavender shampoo, it is hereby named batch 6.
The goal: a plain and simple shampoo that gently cleanses, has a wonderfully thick texture, lathers well and is as planet-friendly as possible after leaving the head and entering the shower drain.
Batch Six ChecklistTexture: lovely and thick (finally!)
Scent: refreshing, clean – just like a shampoo should be
Abilities: super gentle cleansing, nice lather, rinses out well
Ingredients: as planet-friendly as I can get them
One could say this shampoo is finally behaving as I would like it to. A few more repeat batches of this formula and we're talking serious turkey ..or.. shampoo.
I think a little preliminary 'yay' is in order.