When thinking about my next formula for hair, I do some thinking about what’s the issue I’m attempting to tackle. Today I want to formulate for hair growth and thinning. I’m going to start by listing some ingredients and the benefits I’m utilizing them each for.
Starting with Red Palm Oil: Palm oil can be found in shampoos, conditioners, soap, lotions, and other beauty products because of its anti-aging properties and its ability to remove oil (yes, oil can dissolve oil) and dirt from your skin and hair. Red palm oil is also rich in vitamin E and that benefits the hair by promoting cell growth of the hair follicles, which results in stronger hair. Vitamin E also decreases graying of the hair and hair loss. The carotenes in red palm oil is also responsible for the growth and division of cells and will prevent the hair from becoming weak and brittle. Green Palm Sustainability advises that when buying red palm oil you want to make sure to buy certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) as there are large companies that are destroying tress in order to harvest palm oil. With all these benefits it’s easy to see why incorporating red palm oil hair products into your routine would be beneficial. I also want to incorporate Murumuru butter. Murumuru butter is rich in vitamins and Omega acids which are essential components in the treatment and maintenance of healthy hair. Because of its thickness, this butter maintain the elasticity of curly hair. This butter restores hair health, treating dry and damaged hair with intense moisturization. It is a natural treatment to improve hair flexibility and strength, protecting against split ends and other damage . This butter is a wonderful addition to hair conditioners, shampoos and pomades to provide rich moisturization. It softens while locking in moisture, which helps keep your hair shiny and healthy even with frequent shampooing. To create a conditioner you need to mix these oils & butters with some humectants, emulsifiers and preferably some active conditioning agent. You can easily use a
conditioning emulsifying wax for a complete mix. Some options are BTMS 25 or 50. You can also use conditioning alcohols that help thicken and incorporate your ingredients into a functioning conditioning cream. Taking a class or doing some research on what's best for your own formula needs is highly recommended. WholeElise & Humblebee & Me on Youtube are great instructional starter video tutorials to get you started.