Custom Shampoo - Take 2
Back to the Drawing BoardThe lady asked for some added conditioning action to my Plain & Simple Herbal shampoo. Knowing her hair, my first thought was to add some fat-restoring (jojoba) and leave it at that.
But after the seeing the texture thin out to something resembling thick water after 12 hours, I remembered there was way to kill 2 birds with one stone and pulled out an old fave that both conditions and – with the right production method – can add texture to a shampoo.
The Old FaveGuar gum is both a blessing and a curse to use (but mostly a blessing).
The blessing part: it creates a protective film that lovingly wraps itself around each individual strand of hair and helps lock in moisture.
The curse part: if you happen to color your hair and have been using products with guar over a period of time, the dye won't be able to penetrate the protective layer and fades within a couple of weeks. Guar can also create build-up (in a nice, hair-protecting kind of way, but, nonetheless, it is build-up). I've done a previous posting with a bit more detail about guar here.