The hair is left with an elegant satin like feel that does not weigh it down. Gives extra volume to thin, flyaway hair improving the manageability.
Very moisturising for damaged processed hair whether damaged by colour or perming. Restores brittle hair and split ends to healthy looking hair.
Use at 4% to 5%. Oil soluble so add to the heated Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Melting point is 70°C - 75°C. Dispersible in hot water so can be added to the water stage used when making shampoos for a rich, silky finish.
The water stage also needs to be acidified to get the emulsifier to work properly so; add 0.3% of Aromantic Lactic Acid per 1% of Conditioner Emulsifier used
0.17% Citric Acid per 1% of Conditioner Emulsifier used.
The resulting pH should be between 4.5 and 5.5 The emulsifier does not respond well to being overheated as it starts to emulsify as soon as it is melted.
Therefore, work quickly to prevent it being overheated.
A shampoo or a hair conditioner should have a pH suitable to that of the hair, which is slightly acidic , in order to tighten the keratin layers on the hair shaft. For a shampoo: pH5 to pH7 is good.
For a shower gel: pH 5 to pH7.5 For hair care detangler: pH4.5 to pH5. The lower the pH, the higher the cationic attraction to the hair.
These are general rules but be aware that when using Conditioner Emulsifier, if the final pH goes outside of 4.5 to 5.5, there is a chance that the emulsifier will re- crystallise and lose its hair conditioning ability, so it is best to stick within the recommended pH.
The final thickness of the finished product can take a few hours to appear so just leave the finished product to thicken up in their containers.
Please note that this is a complex material to work with and we recommend only experienced formulators to use it. As such, we can offer no further formulating advice or technical support when using it.