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Hair Conditioner and Detangler Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Friday, April 22, 2016

This hair conditioner is sure to make your hair feel silky and smooth. Put a small amount of conditioner in your hand and mix into your wet hair after shampooing. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Contains ingredients such a Argan Oil, Marshmallow Root Powder and Chamomile Extract  to help condition and detangle your hair.  

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Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yield: 32 oz. of Product


  •  23.0 Ounce(s) Distilled Water
  •  4.80 Ounce(s) Emulsifying Wax - Conditioning
  •  0.64 Ounce(s) Dimethicone
  •  0.64 Ounce(s) Argan Oil
  •  0.08 Ounce(s) Marshmallow Root Powder
  •  2.0 Ounce(s) Chamomile Extract - Water Soluble
  •  0.32 Ounce(s) Preservative - Sorbic Acid +2 PF
  •  0.64 Ounce(s) Gooseberry Guava Fragrance Oil 791
  •  4 Piece(s) 8 oz Clear Cylinder Round Plastic Bottle 24/410
  •  4 Piece(s) 24/410 White Ribbed SADDLE Pump Top
  •  4 Piece(s) Heat Seal Sample Packet - Silver, 2 x 4.75 inches


  •  Microwave
  •  Spatula
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  Clothes Iron (to seal sample packets)
  •  Scissors (to cut dip tubes)
  •  Large Mixing Bowls - 2
  •  Stick Blender or Hand Mixer

INCI Ingredient Label: Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol, Glycerin (and) Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sodium Benzonate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow Root).

Recipe Directions

NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  1. Weigh 4.8 oz. of Emulsifying Wax and place in glass bowl.  Add 0.64 oz. of Argan Oil and mix together with a spoon.
  2. Place bowl in microwave and heat in 1 minute increments until the emulsifying wax is completely melted.
  3. To another large mixing bowl, add 23 oz. of water. Place this bowl into microwave and heat water for about 30 seconds. 
  4. Pour wax and oil mixture into the bowl of warm water. Mix slightly with spatula then begin to blend with Stick Blender or Hand Mixer. Mixture will be fairly thick.
  5. Add 0.64 oz. of Dimethicone, 2 oz. of Chamomile Extract, and 0.08 oz. of Marshmallow Root Powder. Blend well.
  6. Add 0.32 oz. of Optiphen Plus and 0.64 oz. of Gooseberry Guava Fragrance Oil. The Optiphen Plus preservative will thin out the product quite a bit. 
  7. Continue to blend until all ingredients are well incorporated and it has started to thicken up. Be sure to scrape sides of bowl and also beaters (or blade) as the wax may collect and start to harden. All the wax needs to be well incorporated into the product.
  8. Pour hair conditioner into the (4) - 8oz. bottles. It will thicken as it cools.
  9. There will be a small amount of product left. If you choose, you can fill (4) heat seal sample packets with this and give away as samples or to use for travel. Simply place a small amount (1-2 tsps). of product into the top of each packet. Be careful not to overfill.
  10. Using a hot iron (on cotton setting) firmly press on the top of the packet to seal it.   
  11. Once the bottled lotion is completely cooled, trim dip tubes on pumps to fit bottle length and place on bottles.
  12. Label product accordingly. 

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"what can I use instead of chamomile extract "

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Posted By: camille   |   December 04, 2017

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"Could this be used as a leave in conditioner? If not, they why not? As leave in conditioners are practically Hair conditioners. Thanks!"

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Posted By: REDOLENT   |   November 06, 2017

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" Shouldn't distilled water specifically be used for a recipe like this? Also, would Germall Plus work as a preservative? "

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Posted By: Shelley   |   August 12, 2017

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"I have a question, can I substitute the water out for oat water? Or floral water? ?? "

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Posted By: Brittney   |   May 22, 2017

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"Is it ok to use Emulsifying Wax-Soft & Silky instead of EW-conditioning? Also, I have Optiphen, but not Optiphen Plus. Can I use that instead?"

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Posted By: Linda   |   June 03, 2016

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"Is there anything I can substitute for the silicone oil? I'm trying to make a curly hair formula and silicone is very harsh on curls."

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Posted By: Brenna   |   June 01, 2016

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"What is the purpose of the marshmallow root powder and can something else be substituted for it? Also, can any other preservative be used besides Optiphen?"

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Posted By: Dawn   |   May 04, 2016

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