Hair Care Formulations

Learn to make your own hair products that are exactly what your hair needs, from cleansing conditioners and shampoo bars to mists and balms!
Luxury Hair Oil

Luxury Hair Oil

This formulation is a bit of a sideways Bee Better project. When I published my RODIN-inspired Luxury Facial Serum back in 2016, it didn't take long for requests for the accompanying hair serum to pop up—and for good reason! Rodin's Hair Oil is a rather astonishing...

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2 Creamy Conditioners with BTMS-25: Light & Rich

2 Creamy Conditioners with BTMS-25: Light & Rich

This post (and pair of formulations) is a continuation of last month's Super Simple Creamy Hair Conditioner with BTMS-25: 3 Ways. Today we are making two more creamy hair conditioners with BTMS-25; one is a lightweight conditioner that makes a good leave-in...

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Champagne Shampoo Bars

Champagne Shampoo Bars

This champagne-scented ultra-sudsy solid shampoo bar was inspired by the 110th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. I've shared a few Titanic-inspired formulations (and costumes!) in the past, and I thought we were overdue for a formula inspired by one...

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Super Simple Creamy Hair Conditioner: 3 Ways

Super Simple Creamy Hair Conditioner: 3 Ways

In this post I'll be teaching you how to make three different emulsified, rinse-out Super Simple Creamy Hair Conditioner formulations using BTMS-25. All three formulations are really easy to make, and they build on one another. The first one is the simplest with just...

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All-Natural Perky Peppermint Shampoo

All-Natural Perky Peppermint Shampoo

Today's formulation is for an all-natural liquid shampoo featuring peppermint essential oil for a fresh, minty kick and pea extract—an active said to have hair thickening and growth-boosting benefits! Want to watch this project instead of reading it? Watch Now I did...

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Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar with Rice Starch

Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar with Rice Starch

This sulfate-free shampoo bar formulation blends super-sudsy shampooing with a rice water rinse in a long-lasting, no-fuss bar form. You can also use this bar as body wash, it doesn't require any heat to make, and you can have fun with the colour and scent. Let's dive...

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Candlelight Rich Hair Mask

Candlelight Rich Hair Mask

Today's Candlelight Rich Hair Mask is a decadent, rich emulsion designed to moisturize and condition the hair. I thought it was a brilliant fit for our indulgent Candlelight theme. I incorporated feedback I've received on previous hair mask formulations from Bees with...

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Bi-Phase Hyaluronic Acid Hair Serum

Bi-Phase Hyaluronic Acid Hair Serum

This Bi-Phase Hyaluronic Acid Hair Serum is part leave-in hair conditioner, part hair serum. It features hydrating and luxurious hyaluronic acid, volume-boosting hydrolyzed rice protein, and ultra-light Neossance® Hemisqualane—I am loving working a few pumps through...

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Dry Argan Oil Hair Mist

Dry Argan Oil Hair Mist

Today we're creating a beautiful Dry Argan Oil Hair Mist! This formulation was inspired by some of the argan oil hair oils/serums on the market like ones from Moroccanoil and OGX, and will leave your hair shiny and moisturized. It's super simple to make (just five...

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Double Butter Conditioning Hair Mask

Double Butter Conditioning Hair Mask

Today we're blending up a rich and creamy Double Butter Conditioning Hair Mask that was inspired by the hair mask made by the Bum Bum cream company. My Patron Bianca introduced me to it (thank you!), and not only did the ingredient list look downright lovely, but it...

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Rose & Tea Ultra-Light Conditioning Hair Balm

Rose & Tea Ultra-Light Conditioning Hair Balm

Today I'm sharing a formulation for an all-natural Rose & Tea Ultra-Light Conditioning Hair Balm. This hair balm was one of my final projects for my Formula Botanica Diploma in Organic Haircare Formulation (I shared the other one back in January; you can check it...

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Strawberry Kiwi Cleansing Conditioner

Strawberry Kiwi Cleansing Conditioner

I'm continuing our Strawberry Kiwi theme today with a formulation for a creamy and gentle Strawberry Kiwi Cleansing Conditioner. A cleansing conditioner is a lovely, indulgent way to gently cleanse and condition your hair with just one product. This one is creamy and...

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Cran Cherry Scalp Scrub

Cran Cherry Scalp Scrub

If you're looking for something to remove buildup and deeply cleanse your scalp, this Cran Cherry Scalp Scrub is just the thing! It's a sudsing salty scrub that will leave your hair refreshed and bouncy. I've had tons of requests for a scalp scrub, and I had a lot of...

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Strawberry Kiwi Conditioning Hair Treatment

Strawberry Kiwi Conditioning Hair Treatment

Today's formulation is designed to pamper your hair and your nose! It's a decadently thick and silky Strawberry Kiwi Conditioning Hair Treatment, made with satiny kiwi seed oil and deliciously fragrant strawberry hydrosol. I've been enjoying applying this Strawberry...

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More Mango Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar

More Mango Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar

Today I'm sharing my first shampoo bar Bee Better project—this More Mango Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar is an update on the Mango Mango Shampoo Bar I shared in March 2019 (almost exactly two years ago!). In writing, the differences between this updated formulation and its...

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Rose & Silk Clarifying Shampoo

Rose & Silk Clarifying Shampoo

Today I'm sharing a formulation I've had a ton of requests for; an all-natural, sulfate-free liquid shampoo! This Rose & Silk Clarifying Shampoo was one of my final projects (if you'd like to read my full review of...

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Midwinter Conditioning Beard Balm

Midwinter Conditioning Beard Balm

Today I'm sharing my last formulation of 2020—a Midwinter Conditioning Beard Balm. Beard balms are usually made up of carrier oils thickened with some sort of wax to create a firm balm. This formulation features argan oil, jojoba oil, and a small amount of...

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Ice Palace Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar

Ice Palace Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar

Today we're mashing up a beautiful Ice Palace Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bar. You don't need to melt anything and you don't need a press (you don't even need a mould!). Just mix and mash everything together until you have a smooth, workable dough, shape that into some sort...

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Cocoa Coconut Simple Conditioner Bars

Cocoa Coconut Simple Conditioner Bars

If you've been interested in making a solid conditioner bar, but have been intimidated by the long ingredient lists on the formulations I've shared in the past, this post is for you! These beautiful Cocoa Coconut Simple Conditioner Bars are made from just six...

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Silk & Camellia Seed Leave-In Hair Conditioner

Silk & Camellia Seed Leave-In Hair Conditioner

Today's Silk & Camellia Seed Leave-In Hair Conditioner stars lightweight camellia seed oil and luxurious hydrolyzed silk peptides. They work together to moisturize and smooth the hair, while a trio of conditioning ingredients smooth the hair cuticle, leaving hair...

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Summer Shimmer Hair Oil

Summer Shimmer Hair Oil

Today we're creating an ultra-lightweight Summer Shimmer Hair Oil that is brilliant for adding shine, smoothing flyaways, and adding a bit of sparkle to your locks. The shimmer and scent are completely customizable, and this is so easy to make that you could easily...

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Passionfruit Coconut Conditioner Bar

Passionfruit Coconut Conditioner Bar

Today we're making a lovely solid conditioner bar starring exotic passionfruit oil and richly conditioning BTMS-25! When you run this solid bar over wet hair, it transforms into creamy, slippy hair conditioner—leaving your hair soft and silky, taming flyaways and...

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French Green Clay Sulphate-Free Shampoo Bar

French Green Clay Sulphate-Free Shampoo Bar

Today we're making a lovely French Green Clay Sulphate-Free Shampoo Bar. It features a beautiful, gentle surfactant blend, silky Abyssinian Oil, and creamy French green clay. It's easy to make, with no heat required—just a bunch of squishing and stirring. The...

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