Books to learn how to make hair products?

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I'm going down the road of making my own hair products and although there are so many resources online, I'm wondering if anyone out there has read or can suggest any book that can teach me something more about hair products formulation, production, and hair "science" in general.
I have found, used and modified a number of recipes for my own products, but I would like to learn more about how it actually chemically works! Any help is appreciated.
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[I]A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), last bleached February 2013, demi-permanent dyed to cover, then only henna. Heat-free since January 2014! Hair's mostly healthy, except the last ends. SBL, wanting elbow length.

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Routine:
CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré)
DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
I'm going down the road of making my own hair products and although there are so many resources online, I'm wondering if anyone out there has read or can suggest any book that can teach me something more about hair products formulation, production, and hair "science" in general.
I have found, used and modified a number of recipes for my own products, but I would like to learn more about how it actually chemically works! Any help is appreciated.
Originally Posted by HtBlack
You can't do better than this blog. Science-y Hair Blog: Recipes and Projects
Hehe, that blog is like my mantra! I pretty much memorized the recipes with trial, error and editing. and all the science-y part is great too!

But I would have liked some other source, too, to expand my knowledge.

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[I]A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), last bleached February 2013, demi-permanent dyed to cover, then only henna. Heat-free since January 2014! Hair's mostly healthy, except the last ends. SBL, wanting elbow length.

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Routine:
CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré)
DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
I'm with you on this one. I started to do some research a while ago and got so overwhelmed.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever Conditioner/ Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, JC Too Shea, Aussie Moist
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
STYLER: Ouidad Climate Control, KCCC, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly, JC Rockin' Ringlets
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquats, parabens
Indeed! There's so much to know, and so many different sources that offer although AMAZING information, very definite resources. I mean, specific subjects. That in turn makes my knowledge very fragmented.

I found a few Italian books on this, very thorough, but first of all they're very outdated and second, I want to have English resources because I want to build my knowledge in a worldwide language.

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[I]A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), last bleached February 2013, demi-permanent dyed to cover, then only henna. Heat-free since January 2014! Hair's mostly healthy, except the last ends. SBL, wanting elbow length.

--
Routine:
CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré)
DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.

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