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Hydrating Quinoa Leave in Conditioner Lite version #1

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Quinoa conditioner -

Hydrating Quinoa Conditioner Leave-in Lite – makes 232g (approx 8.2oz)

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188g   81% Purified/Distilled water
3g      1% Naturesilk (acting as solvent, and emollient for Neodefend)
2g      1% Neodefend (preservative)
10g      4% Vegemoist (beet sugar extract)

14g     6% Emulsifier blend (Cetyl,Stearyl,Stearlkonium chloride,etc) This is not a base
10g     4% Nettle Leaf OIL extract (herbal; oil)

6g      3% Hydrolyzed Quinoa (protein)
1ml Dreamcicle (orange) fragrance  (optional)
1ml Orange Cream Pie (optional)
1/2ml Frosted Lime (optional)


Preparation Required
# In a glass or stainless steel bowl or mason jar, add Nettle Leaf (herb) to your liquid oil of choice (Olive, Sunflower, Safflower, Camellia, Avocado, Sesame (careful of the scent))
# Sit the bowl in water or on top of a small pot and let it boil for 2 to 4 hours (The longer you let it simmer, the more the oil absorbs the herb)
# Strain


# Put PHASE A into 1st glass bowl or mason jar
# Put PHASE B into 2nd glass bowl or mason jar

# If you’re using two bowls:

# Place 1st bowl over a small pot of water
# Place 2nd bowl over another small pot of water
# Heat both pots of water for 20 minutes


# If you’re using two mason jars:

# Place both jars into a pot big enough for both of them to stand without touching each other. Put enough water inside the pot to last more than 20 minutes.

Continue below:

# Pour PHASE A (waters) into PHASE B and mix for about 2 to 5 minutes
# You should now see a white emulsion
# Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes
# Add COOL DOWN ingredients and mix again
# This will be lite and will feel hydrating


# I made this Quinoa conditioner for my mama and she loves it. Can you believe it?! Its probably for people who don’t want that heavy, “oiled” feel.  (I love the heavy ‘oiled’ feel, by the way). My mom says it makes her hair shine, but I cannot independently confirm that because I routinely use other stuff to make my hair shine so I can’t tell if this formula creates shine by itself.

# Notice the formula is low in oils, but has a lot of hair loving ingredients like Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Naturesilk, and the emulsifier mix which contains Stearalkonium chloride. Stearalkonium chloride is thought to be good for fighting frizz and for detangling.


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5 years ago

How do you feel about quinoa compared to keratin protein? Is this better than hydrolyzed keratin protein?

4 years ago

The Emulsifier blend in this recipe is no longer available. Substitute BTMS-50 for this.

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