Hair Conditioning Milk


The first product I’m going to make with our new Milk Protein is a hair conditioner.

Milk Protein is fabulous for hair! Check out this list of things it can do: promote a smooth, sleek finish; helps deal with flyaway hair; protective properties; increased hydration and elasticity; easier to comb wet hair; protection from styling damage; increased hair shaft strength. Hair is made primarily of a protein called keratin; using products containing protein help strengthen the hair naturally.

For this formula, I’ll use some extracts, some oils, and a fairly high usage rate of Milk Protein. I’ll add our Conditioning Emulsifier for a velvety feel and Dimethicone to reduce stickiness and provide conditioning to the hair and scalp.

I chose Enchanted Apple as my fragrance oil. It makes me recall a green apple-scented shampoo and conditioner I loved when I was a teen!

Join me in my workroom as we craft this conditioner.

What You’ll Need

Supplies

Distilled Water
Aloe Vera Butter
Jojoba Oil
Horsetail Grass Extract
Chamomile Extract
Hydrolyzed Milk Protein
Dimethicone
Conditioning Emulsifier
Liquid Germall Plus
Enchanted Apple Fragrance Oil

Equipment

Scale
Microwave-safe container
Silicone Spatula
Spoon
Stick Blender
Thermometer
Funnel
Bottles and Lids

Formula

75% Distilled Water
3% Aloe Vera Butter
4% Jojoba Oil
2% Horsetail Grass Extract
1% Chamomile Extract
5% Hydrolyzed Milk Protein
4% Dimethicone
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Enchanted Apple Fragrance Oil

100-gram Test Batch

75 grams Distilled Water
3 grams Aloe Vera Butter
4 grams Jojoba Oil
2 grams Horsetail Grass Extract
1 gram Chamomile Extract
5 grams Hydrolyzed Milk Protein
4 grams Dimethicone
5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Enchanted Apple Fragrance Oil

36-ounce Batch

27 ounces Distilled Water
1.08 ounces Aloe Vera Butter
1.44 ounces Jojoba Oil
0.72 ounce Horsetail Grass Extract
0.36 ounce Chamomile Extract
1.8 ounces Hydrolyzed Milk Protein
1.44 ounces Dimethicone
1.8 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
0.18 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.18 ounce Enchanted Apple Fragrance Oil

Instructions

Weigh all ingredients but Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Liquid Germall Plus, and fragrance. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until all ingredients are melted, stirring frequently.

Mix ingredients with a stick blender to form the emulsion. Mix well, then determine the temperature. Cool the mixture below 120ºF before adding the remaining ingredients. Stir well after adding the remaining ingredients, pour into bottles, and allow to cool to room temperature before putting caps on the bottles.

Label and enjoy!

Ingredients before heating.

Stirring in the preservative and fragrance.

Notes

I had to try this right away, so I washed my hair. My hair is short, but it is color treated, so it cannot do without conditioner or it feels like straw. I had high hopes for this Conditioning Milk!

My hopes were fulfilled in the best way possible. My hair feels super silky after using this conditioning milk. Give it a try!

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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