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Conditioner Emulsifier



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Inci:Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Stearic Acid

An emulsifier than be used in several very different ways from being a co-emulsifier in creams and lotions to making excellent hair conditioners.


Small white flakes or pastilles with a slight ammonia odour that disappears when used in the product.
It is an emulsifier of natural vegetable origin as it is made from palm oil. It is an non ethoxylated, cationic emulsifier that produces an oil in water (O/W) emulsion that also has a conditioning effect on the hair.
It does not make a stable cream emulsion when used on its own. It needs to be combined with another emulsifier.
It is alkaline initially but when it is acidified by the addition of an acid, it forms a cationic amine salt.
The pH needed for this reaction is between 4.5 and 5.5.
This is very conditioning to the hair with the additional benefit that it rinses very easily away giving no build up on the hair. This makes for excellent conditioning and finishing rinses.
It can also function as a co-emulsifier when combined with other emulsifiers. This takes specialist knowledge so we only advise doing this if you are already experienced in formulating.
We cannot offer any technical support for using it as a co-emulsifier due to the amount of potential variables.
The individual materials that make up Conditioner Emulsifier are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng)


In skin care creams and lotions, it can be combined with other emulsifiers to act as a stabiliser.
It leaves the skin feeling soft, well hydrated and smooth.
In shower gels, it can be added to the hot water to melt it.
The water should be acidified to activate the emulsifier’s conditioning properties (add 0.3% of Aromantic Lactic Acid per 1% of Conditioner Emulsifier used OR 0.17% Citric Acid per 1% of Conditioner Emulsifier used).
There is no fat or oil used at all. Let this cool and then add whichever cleansing surfactants you are using.
Stir gently to thoroughly combine and re check the pH as the surfactants may have made it more alkaline.Add more acidifier if needed. Add any other actives or essential oils you wish and check the pH again.
The final pH of the product should be between 4.5 and 5.5.
It can also be used as a co-emulsifier with other emulsifiers such as Emulsifying Wax.
There are many variables to take into account when doing this so we recommend that you use it this way only if you are experienced at formulating or wish to experiment.We do not offer any formulations for using it this way.
Hair Care
When the emulsifier is acidified, it makes will charge positively and become a cationic surfactant.
This means it will bond very well with the hair shaft (which is negatively charged) thus giving the conditioning effect. It will wrap around the hair shaft making it soft and easy to style and cancel out the negative charge caused by shampooing.
As an anti static agent, this will also eliminate flyaway hair by smoothing the cuticle and boosting the shine.
It gives slip to the hair without build up as it is soluble in the water stage so rinses away cleanly.
This helps to remove previous product buildup. It prevents tangling of the hair when combing or brushing both wet and dry.
The hair is left with an elegant satin like feel that does not weigh it down. Gives extra volume to thin, flyaway hair improving the manageability.
Very moisturising for damaged processed hair whether damaged by colour or perming. Restores brittle hair and split ends to healthy looking hair.
Use at 4% to 5%. Oil soluble so add to the heated Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Melting point is 70°C - 75°C. Dispersible in hot water so can be added to the water stage used when making shampoos for a rich, silky finish.
The water stage also needs to be acidified to get the emulsifier to work properly so; add 0.3% of Aromantic Lactic Acid per 1% of Conditioner Emulsifier used
0.17% Citric Acid per 1% of Conditioner Emulsifier used.
The resulting pH should be between 4.5 and 5.5 The emulsifier does not respond well to being overheated as it starts to emulsify as soon as it is melted.
Therefore, work quickly to prevent it being overheated.
A shampoo or a hair conditioner should have a pH suitable to that of the hair, which is slightly acidic , in order to tighten the keratin layers on the hair shaft. For a shampoo: pH5 to pH7 is good.
For a shower gel: pH 5 to pH7.5 For hair care detangler: pH4.5 to pH5. The lower the pH, the higher the cationic attraction to the hair.
These are general rules but be aware that when using Conditioner Emulsifier, if the final pH goes outside of 4.5 to 5.5, there is a chance that the emulsifier will re- crystallise and lose its hair conditioning ability, so it is best to stick within the recommended pH.
The final thickness of the finished product can take a few hours to appear so just leave the finished product to thicken up in their containers.
Please note that this is a complex material to work with and we recommend only experienced formulators to use it. As such, we can offer no further formulating advice or technical support when using it.


Use for hair conditioners and hair masks.
Use in cleansing conditioners - it will gently clean hair and freshen it up without stripping.
Use in conditioning and two in one shampoos.
Use in serums and balms for the hair.
Use in conditioning shower gels.
Use in moisturising creams and facial serums.
Use in shaving creams.

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    05 July 2022
    Jelena K.
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    Little information about on how to use it, but definitely for those who do know how to use, it will make shampoos and conditioners luxury!

    05 July 2022

    Aromantic UK

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback. We do include a lot of usage information for our products under the how to use it tab in the individual product descriptions.

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