Cream shampoo for dry hair

Cream shampoo for dry hair

Formula: 4182

Phase Ingredients for ~ 250 ml  % Quantity
A avocado oil 20 42 gr
A emulsifier Vari-Btms (Varisoft) 6 12,6 gr
B flat mineral water 31,4 66 gr
B glycerin 5 10,5 gr
B Lauryl glucoside 30 63 gr
C Cocamidopropyl betaine, powder 5 10,5 gr
C natural cosmetic fragrance oil Fruit de Juin 1 2,1 gr (~70 drops)
C lactic acid 1 2,1 gr
C cosgard preservative 0,6 1,3 gr (42 drops)

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
The ingredients of phases A and B are put in two separate Berzelius beakers (for phase A a large glass of at least 250 ml must be used).
Place the glasses in a water bath and heat until both reach a temperature of 70°C, stirring occasionally.

Add phase B over phase A, slowly but in a single motion, meanwhile the mixer should already work in the composition of phase A. Mix for 3 minutes. Avoid excessive aeration and foaming during mixing. If the mixer no longer copes, switch to manual homogenization.
To accelerate the cooling process, place the composition over a bowl of cold water and continue to stir manually for 3 more minutes.

To the composition cooled to body temperature, add the Cocamidopropyl betaine powder, mix slowly and leave to rest for a few minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients from phase C, one at a time, mixing after each one. The shampoo thus prepared is transferred to the dedicated container. pH: 5,5-6

The result is a creamy, “low poo” shampoo, formulated with a fairly high percentage of vegetable oil and a conditioning agent with the function of emulsifier and conditioner. It is suitable for dry or rough hair and dry or normal scalp. Foams moderately and is not stripping. 

Options and explanations:

  • instead of avocado oil you can use another vegetable oil suitable for hair care, such as argan oil, broccoli seed oil (maximum 10%)
  • instead of the fragrance oil recommended in the recipe, you can use another fragrance, aromatic extract or essential oil
  • instead of the flat water you can use a floral water, for example: chamomile, melisa, neroli etc.


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, mini mixer, 2 Berzelius beakers, thermometer, teaspoon/spatula
  • Recommended container: Boston bottle with disc-top cap
  • Shelf-life: 3 months - prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, kept in a cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 02/20/2016 Hair Care recipes, Shampoos 0

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