Creating a Coconut Hair Mask – Day 2 4


Editor’s Note: On November 2nd, 2018, we edited this post to correct the percentages that had been incorrectly released in this post. We apologize for the math error and thank our attentive readers for catching the mistake!

Finished Creamy Coconut Hair Mask – Day 2

Yesterday I attempted to make a hair mask, and I’ll admit that recipe was a bit of a disaster. First, I had the issue with the mixture not being smooth or cohesive. Instead of a cohesive mixture, I had flakes of Conditioning Emulsifier floating throughout the mixture. So I went back to the drawing board. I wanted something rich, creamy and luxurious to make hair soft and shiny. Come join me for today’s recipe!

To improve upon yesterday’s recipe, I increased my Virgin Coconut Oil and my Conditioning Emulsifier to help give me that creamy texture I was looking for. I also slightly increased my Meadowfoam Oil and Argan Oil to insure that the hair becomes soft and smooth. I also decreased my Dimethicone and Cyclomethicone to make sure I would have a creamy, cohesive mixture.

Let’s see if today’s recipe will get us exactly what we are looking for!

Ingredients
Meadowfoam Oil
Conditioning Emulsifier
Virgin Coconut Oil
Argan Oil
Dimethicone
Cyclomethicone
Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams (makes 180 grams)
10 grams Meadowfoam Oil
40 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
40 grams Virgin Coconut Oil
10 grams Argan Oil
20 grams Dimethicone
59.5 grams Cyclomethicone
0.5 grams Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces (makes 12 oz)
0.672 oz Meadowfoam Oil
2.66 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
2.66 oz Virgin Coconut Oil
0.672 oz Argan Oil
1.33 oz Dimethicone
3.98 oz Cyclomethicone
.005 oz Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
5.6% Meadowfoam Oil
22.2% Conditioning Emulsifier
22.2% Virgin Coconut Oil
5.6% Argan Oil
11.1% Dimethicone
33.15% Cyclomethicone
0.25% Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil

Recipe:

Weighing Ingredients

Adding Cyclomethicone

 

Allowing the Hair Mask to cool

Start by weighing everything into a microwave-safe container, except the Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone and Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil. Once everything is liquid, add the remaining ingredients. Stir well. Allow the mixture to cool. Package into jars, label and enjoy!

Notes: Yesterday I had envisioned a hair mask that was rich, creamy and smooth in texture. That was a bit of a flop so today I was really hoping that I would get what I had originally envisioned. I was delighted when my hair mask cooled, and I had this beautiful, creamy hair mask. I was so relieved it turned out just like I had imagined! Now I sit back, relax and enjoy soft, shiny and tangle-free hair!

Taylor

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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4 thoughts on “Creating a Coconut Hair Mask – Day 2

  • Anonymous

    Why does the percentage column only add up to 90%, not 100%? I want to increase the formula, but not sure why 10% is missing.

    Terry

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      • Anonymous

        Thanks, just noticed the Dimethicone should not be 1.41 oz if it is only 11.1 % of the recipe. 20 grams is correct, but not the ounces. Sorry to be fussy, but trying to duplicate the recipe by increasing the amount, and just noticed this.

        Terry

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