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Argan and Oat Hair Conditioner








1 hour


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Argan and Oat Hair Conditioner

I wanted to play with Argan Oil, with it's great reputation for all sorts of skin and hair care applications, and conditioners being such a favourite of mine to formulate, I combined Oliv Wax LQC, Oat Extract, Sodium Lactate Plus and Vitamin E. This is nice dispensed from a Pump Bottle or a Stubby Bottle with a flip lid as it's one of my lighter conditioner formulas. I scented it with Night Violet Fragrance which is not too floral but hits the spot with it's not too strong floral scent.

Equipment you'll need:

1 Pyrex or Microwave Safe jug - 1 litre size
1 Pyrex or microwave safe jug - 250 - 500ml size
Stick Blender or small electric balloon whisk - this must sit UNDER the surface of the mixture
Small hand whisk, spatulas etc


Phase A

  • 516g Distilled Water (86%)

Phase B

Phase C

Phase D

Argan & Oat Hair Conditioner


Argan & Oat Hair Conditioner

  • Prepare ingredients and work space so you have everything to hand.
  • Measure the Distilled Water in a large (1 Litre) Pyrex or microwave safe jug.
  • Heat in microwave to 75°C.
  • Now place Phase B Ingredients into a smaller jug and heat in microwave to 70°C.
  • Once removed from heat, check the water jug temperature has not dropped below 70°C and then combine Phase A (water phase) and Phase B (Oil Phase) and give a few blasts with the stick blender. Continue to mix intermittently.

Argan & Oat Hair Conditioner

  • Use a stick blender held well down under the surface to ensure a smooth mixture without introducing any air into the emulsion. Pulse several times until you see the mixture come together.

Argan & Oat Hair Conditioner

  • Mix periodically until the mixture cools to approximately 40°C.
  • During cool down, give one or two zaps on the stick blender, and switch to a balloon whisk if necessary to ensure the mixture maintains a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • Now add Hydrolyzed Oats/Oat Extract/Nettle Extract and combine well.
  • Add the preservative (Liquid Germall Plus), and then the Essential Oils or fragrance.
  • Allow to sit to cool completely before piping into the bottles - though you can of course test it immediately!

Argan & Oat Hair Conditioner

 Argan & Oat Hair Conditioner

Argan & Oat Hair Conditioner

  • Label and seal bottles when completely cold


  • The stabiliser in this formula use a liquid crystal system and over zealous stick blending will cause this to break down over time.
  • If you want to increase moisturising properties further, increase the Hydrolyzed Oats and add some dl Panthenol, and decrease the water content accordingly.
  • To see our recommended suggestions to scent surfactant and hair products, you can see them HERE
  • If using Geogard Ultra you'll need hydrate and set aside, and also test the pH of the conditioner and adjust with citric acid until you achieve a pH of 4.5 - 5


Difficulty: Intermediate
Yields: 600g
Time: 1 hour
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