Books to learn how to make hair products?

HtBlackHtBlack Registered Users Posts: 292
I'm going down the road of making my own hair products and although there are so many resources online, I'm wondering if anyone out there has read or can suggest any book that can teach me something more about hair products formulation, production, and hair "science" in general.
I have found, used and modified a number of recipes for my own products, but I would like to learn more about how it actually chemically works! Any help is appreciated. :D
A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

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Routine:
CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.

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  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    HtBlack wrote: »
    I'm going down the road of making my own hair products and although there are so many resources online, I'm wondering if anyone out there has read or can suggest any book that can teach me something more about hair products formulation, production, and hair "science" in general.
    I have found, used and modified a number of recipes for my own products, but I would like to learn more about how it actually chemically works! Any help is appreciated. :D

    You can't do better than this blog. Science-y Hair Blog: Recipes and Projects
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • HtBlackHtBlack Registered Users Posts: 292
    Hehe, that blog is like my mantra! I pretty much memorized the recipes with trial, error and editing. ;) and all the science-y part is great too!

    But I would have liked some other source, too, to expand my knowledge. :D

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    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    I'm with you on this one. I started to do some research a while ago and got so overwhelmed.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • HtBlackHtBlack Registered Users Posts: 292
    Indeed! There's so much to know, and so many different sources that offer although AMAZING information, very definite resources. I mean, specific subjects. That in turn makes my knowledge very fragmented.

    I found a few Italian books on this, very thorough, but first of all they're very outdated and second, I want to have English resources because I want to build my knowledge in a worldwide language.

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.

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