An emulsifier for a moisturizer?

blu_gtar87blu_gtar87 Posts: 47Registered Users
Hello.

Im currently getting ingredients to make a spritz to moisturize my hair. Some things i'll be putting in it are water, aloe vera juice, and some oils.

I'd heard that a concoction like this would need an emulsifier to blend the oils and water I guess.

Does anyone know any types of natural emulsifiers? Is it possible for me to get my hands on one?
Check out my blog: kinkycurlypixie.blogspot.com
or search me on youtube: blugtar87

Phone cord curls (dont know what type). Looser in the front and on top (maybe from heat damage?:-|)

Happy to say that I am CG! :love7:

Currently using:
Teressentials Mud Wash. (As my cleanser and conditioner)
Giovanni's Direct Leave-In.
Castor oil
Ecco styler gel

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  • CeriCeri Posts: 142Registered Users
    It's not "natural", but BTMS is a great emulsifier for hair products. It's easy to use, easy to find, and fairly cheap.

    For a spray you could probably start using it around 2%. Don't forget to use a preservative.

    As far as "natural" emulsifiers go, they're more difficult for home crafters to get a hold of, more of a challenge to use, and way more expensive to buy!

    HTH & good luck.
    3a/3b Medium Texture & Normal Porosity
    Modified CG since November 2009
    Low Poo - (Once in a while) True Polaris Solid Shampoo Bar
    CO-wash/Condish - (I'm lazy, one step only!) True Polaris Solid Conditioner Bars
    Styling - True Polaris Truly Curly Styling Gel I add 'cones in summer Truly Frizz Free Hair Serum
    I plop and defuse daily


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  • blu_gtar87blu_gtar87 Posts: 47Registered Users
    ok im about to sound dumb right now lol but what is BTMS? and where can i get it? thanks for replying :)
    Check out my blog: kinkycurlypixie.blogspot.com
    or search me on youtube: blugtar87

    Phone cord curls (dont know what type). Looser in the front and on top (maybe from heat damage?:-|)

    Happy to say that I am CG! :love7:

    Currently using:
    Teressentials Mud Wash. (As my cleanser and conditioner)
    Giovanni's Direct Leave-In.
    Castor oil
    Ecco styler gel
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    BTMS = Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol

    you can get it at lotioncrafter.com or theherbarie.com and many other places

    edit: typo
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  • blu_gtar87blu_gtar87 Posts: 47Registered Users
    thank you!
    Check out my blog: kinkycurlypixie.blogspot.com
    or search me on youtube: blugtar87

    Phone cord curls (dont know what type). Looser in the front and on top (maybe from heat damage?:-|)

    Happy to say that I am CG! :love7:

    Currently using:
    Teressentials Mud Wash. (As my cleanser and conditioner)
    Giovanni's Direct Leave-In.
    Castor oil
    Ecco styler gel
  • CeriCeri Posts: 142Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    BTMS = Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol

    you can get it at lotioncrafter.com or theherbarie.com and many other places

    edit: typo

    Yup!
    Both of those sites also have great formularies with recipes you can try and modify for your own needs. Just leave out the cones and add more water to replace the %.
    3a/3b Medium Texture & Normal Porosity
    Modified CG since November 2009
    Low Poo - (Once in a while) True Polaris Solid Shampoo Bar
    CO-wash/Condish - (I'm lazy, one step only!) True Polaris Solid Conditioner Bars
    Styling - True Polaris Truly Curly Styling Gel I add 'cones in summer Truly Frizz Free Hair Serum
    I plop and defuse daily


    c_band2.gif I love MUSE
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Man, I just shake and spray! :p
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:

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