Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course – Natural Hair Care Formulation


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Earn Your Diploma Certification in Natural Hair Care Formulation




Learn to Formulate and Make Natural Hair Care Products

Online Diploma Course

Study with the world’s only plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free, sustainable, green, clean beauty cosmetics school!


Fall Semester Starts: September 21, 2020




Study under seasoned Cosmetic Formulator, Certified Aromatherapist and Herbalist Joan Morais. LIVE Q+A sessions with Joan.


Create Your Own Natural Hair Care Line


  • 101+ Instructional Videos

  • 44 Formulas

  • 6 Training e-Manuals

  • 7 Modules

  • 5 Live Q+A, Instruction Sessions

  • Mentorship under Joan Morais

  • Lifetime Course Access


Lifetime Course Access – Be in our Lifelong Community

You will have lifetime course access and become a Lifelong Learner at JM Cosmetics School! You have the benefit to access the course at any time and on any day. You can view the training videos and lessons as many times as you wish to help you to make the formulations. Plus, the downloadable training manuals are excellent for backup study support and retained learning. You will have complete access to the course and all the updates for as long as the course exists.

Learn Natural Hair Formulation

This in-depth online training program is designed for those serious in making professional natural hair care products to sell, use at a natural spa, salon or for personal use. Learn how to make effective, safe and stable cosmetic formulations at a professional level: shampoo, co-wash, conditioners, hair cream, butter, pomade and other hair care products. Included, is a support system to assist each student with comprehensive training and making successful cutting-edge natural plant-based formulations.

The Pro Natural Hair Care Classroom contains 7 Modules filled with product making training videos, lessons and resources

  • Module 1: Fundamentals Part 1: Hair Care Market, Hair Physiology, Hair Types, Pricing, Containers, Labeling, Ingredients, Natural Preservatives

  • Module 2: Fundamentals Part 2: Equipment, GMP, Weighing, Formulating, Reverse Formulating, Pre-Market Testing: Microbial, Stability

  • Module 3: Shampoo

  • Module 4: Hair Conditioner and Hair Mask

  • Module 5: Herbs 101, Herbal Extracts

  • Module 6: Hair Rinse, Hair Mist, Hair Gel, Hair Serum

  • Module 7: Hair Oil, Beard Oil, Hair Butter, Pomade




Entirely Online-Based Learning

Take Anytime, Online, Any Device

This course is customized in a top-rated e-Learning Platform used by major universities. This system is set up for easier learning. The course is entirely online-based but with mentorship and study under Joan Morais.

The course can be taken at your own pace and at a time that is convenient for you. Online learning is an excellent way for you to learn. Study each unit as many times as needed until you understand it. You can easily refer to the formulas, procedures, training videos, training manuals and bountiful resources as many times as you need. The course is here for you to return to when it works best for you. We want to provide you with the best opportunity for your success. We want you to succeed!

e-Learning Platform includes:

  • Demonstration Videos on Making the Formulations
  • Joan’s Video Lecture Lessons
  • Downloadable Training Manuals
  • Private Facebook Community Support Group

Natural, Green, Clean Beauty

The formulations in this course are formulations from the earth. They are developed with high-quality, organic and natural ingredients from renewable and sustainable sources. Using sustainable flora; land and sea plants, herbs, flowers, minerals and vitamins that beautify, nourish and condition the hair. The raw materials are chosen using the 12 principles of green chemistry as a guideline. The formulations contain no animal products and no animal testing is done. The scent is from essential oils, absolutes, fruits and extracts that benefit the skin. Our high standards for green and clean beauty are reflected in the raw materials we use and the formulations. Read How Joan Morais defines Natural below.

Course Formulations Are “Formulations From The Earth”

  • Natural, Green, Clean Beauty
  • Sustainable
  • Biodegradable
  • Renewable
  • Green Chemistry
  • Plant-Based, Mineral-Based, Vitamin-Based
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan (no animal product)


Joan Morais Cosmetics School Natural Hair Care

This Course Covers The Diversity Of Hair Types and Products For Hair Types

  • Fine Hair

  • Coarse Hair

  • Textured, Curly, Coily Hair:  3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C

  • Wavy Hair

  • African American Hair

  • Caribbean Hair

  • Asian Hair

  • Caucasian Hair

Students Will Receive Comprehensive Training In Formulating and Making

  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Co-Wash (Cleansing Cream)
  • Leave-In Conditioner, Hair Cream
  • Gels
  • Pomade
  • Masks
  • Hair Oil
  • Hair Butter
  • Brightening Rinses
  • Hydrating Mists
  • Serums

Learn About

  • Making Stable Naturally Preserved Hair Care Products
  • Formulating: Building a Formula
  • Reverse Formulating
  • Success and Confidence Making Products
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Manufacturing Equipment
  • Product Development
  • Adjusting and Customizing Formulas
  • Creating a Natural Hair Care Line
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Pre-Market Testing
  • Product Containers
  • Product Labeling
  • Wholesale/Retail Pricing

Discover These Ingredients

  • Natural Alternatives to Silicones (Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone)
  • Natural Alternatives to Polysorbates
  • Plant Keratins
  • Hair Protectants
  • Anti-Humectants
  • Humectants

Formulations Included In This Course

  • Wild Orchid Moisturizing Mist
  • Tasmanian Lavender Hydrating Mist
  • Radiant Hair Mist
  • Hydrating Shampoo for 4A, 4B, 4C Hair
  • Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner for 4A, 4B, 4C Hair
  • Blue Lotus Blossom Shampoo
  • Blue Lotus Blossom Conditioner
  • Balancing Shampoo
  • Balancing Shampoo for Moisturizing & Textured Hair
  • Moisture Shampoo
  • Hibiscus & Marula Co-Wash
  • Miracle Moringa Scalp & Hair Regenerating Oil
  • Brazilian Botanical Leave-In Conditioner – Hair Milk
  • Moisturizing Conditioner
  • Coconut Milk & Banana Hair Mask
  • Papaya & Coconut Milk Hair Mask
  • Replenishing Macadamia Hair Butter
  • Rose of Jericho Styling Gel
  • Straightening & Smoothing Styling Serum
  • Oil-Free Glossy Locks & Curls Serum
  • Moisturizing Pomegranate Pomade
  • Amazon Rainforest Lily Hair Oil
  • Nettle & Horsetail Shiny Hair Rinse
  • Base Leave-In Conditioner #1
  • Base Leave-In Conditioner #2
  • Brazilian Leave-In Conditioner #2
  • Natural Leave-In Hair Detangler
  • Natural Hair Styling Gel with Pectin

Men’s Products

All of the formulations can easily be customized for men’s product, these formulations were developed for men or unisex

  • Lava Shampoo with Lime & Guava
  • Clean Beer Shampoo
  • Lime & Avocado Butter Pomade
  • Black Castor Oil Scalp Soother
  • Yerba Santa Styling Gel
  • Baobab Beard Oil

Diploma Certification

Upon completion of this course and meeting the course requirements, each student will receive a Joan Morais Cosmetics School Diploma Certificate. The frameable diploma certificate is complete with your name, our stamp and confirms you have completed and met the requirements to pass this intensive course.

A Message from Cosmetic Formulator Joan Morais


Downloadable Training Manual Included









Course Logistics

  • Fall Semester starts on September 21, 2020. This is a class for the higher standard of diploma certification.
  • 5 Live Q+A Student Sessions are scheduled with Joan. Joan answers all questions you have on formulating and making natural hair care plus you will learn from other students in the session.
  • You will receive an email, access to the course and course training e-manual and the course schedule on the first day of class, September 21, 2020.
  • Lessons and quizzes must be completed and the final exam passed and you will receive frame worthy diploma!
  • You have lifetime course access and can complete the course at anytime.

Still Have Questions? We are happy to help, email us at


What does the course cover on natural textured hair?2020-07-08T16:04:15-07:00

The course covers textured hair types, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, formulations for textured hair and includes formulations for Type 4 kinky-curly textures.

What hair types are covered in the course?2020-07-08T16:03:05-07:00

The course covers the diversity of hair types and products for hair types; Fine Hair, Coarse Hair, Textured Hair, Curly, Kinky and Wavy Hair.

How do I receive the diploma?2020-07-08T15:02:04-07:00

You must take and complete all the lessons in the course and pass the final. After these requirements are met, you will receive your diploma certificate online. You can print and frame this huge mile-stone and accomplishment.

When will I receive access to the course?2020-07-08T15:00:09-07:00

You will receive access to the course and course training materials on the first day of class. 

Will I be able to start my own hair or skin care line after completion of the course?2020-07-08T14:51:03-07:00

Yes, you will learn everything needed to know to make and formulate skin or hair care products. Our students go on to create successful skin and hair care lines.

How long is the course?2020-07-08T14:50:34-07:00

The Mentored courses are 8 weeks long. You will receive Lifetime Access, a benefit of taking our course so you can complete the course at any time.

What skill level is required? Can I start as a beginner?2020-07-08T14:50:00-07:00

Yes, you can start as a beginner with no prior knowledge. The Diploma Certification Courses teach in-depth on how to make and formulate products. Our students range from beginner, intermediate and advanced. Many students want to start a natural hair and skin care line and many students have a line they want to improve the products, add new products or take over the control of the manufacturing.

Will I be able to make safe products for the market?2020-07-08T14:49:25-07:00

The course contains information, instructions, and guidance for making safe, stable and effective products for the market including pre-market testing. Implementing GMP and pre-market testing allows you to produce safe, stable and effective products.

Are there set times I need to participate in the Course? Is there a schedule?2020-07-08T15:12:47-07:00

Each week, you will receive an email which will guide you through the mentored course. If you want to complete the course in 8 weeks, it is best to go by the course schedule and review the modules on the schedule. Each student has control over when and how they want to take the course. You can work ahead, or take longer to complete. You will have Lifetime Access to the course. The 5 Live Sessions are scheduled and recorded. If you cannot make a Live Session and have questions, you can send these in through email prior. Joan will address these questions on the call and you can listen to the recording afterwards. Joan offers a one-on-one with each student. To take advantage of the one-on-one it must be done during the 8-week course schedule.

I live in another country, how can I find resources and raw materials?2020-07-08T14:48:14-07:00

The course provides many resources in other countries. We have students take our courses from all over the world. We select ingredients that are usually easily sourced. You can also research raw material and cosmetic ingredient suppliers in your area and check other countries to see who will ship to you. The course mentor, Joan Morais, will work closely with her students and can provide you with substitutions if needed.

Will I receive course materials?2020-07-08T14:47:40-07:00

All course materials are available inside your course. You will receive access to course materials when the Mentored Pro Course starts. The course materials are training manuals that are available as a download. We recommend you save these downloads to your computer or print.

Will I learn to formulate?2020-07-08T14:46:55-07:00

Yes, you will learn to formulate and make natural formulations. The course lessons are in-depth for training in formulating and making natural hair and skin care products.

Do you use preservatives in water-based formulations?2020-07-08T14:46:16-07:00

Yes, preservatives are crucial in water-based formulations. A formulation containing water with no preservative is like yogurt, unrefrigerated, and hoping it won’t become contaminated with bacteria, yeast and mold. The yogurt will be unsafe to consume. Formulations are expected to be safe and unadulterated for consumers. The preservatives used in the formulations are approved by Ecocert, COSMOS. We also use natural preservatives from renewable sources such as plants and educate on these preservatives and using these preservatives in formulation. 

What ingredients are used in your formulations?2020-07-08T14:44:25-07:00

The formulations use high quality raw materials/ ingredients that have been selected carefully that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. The ingredients include plant-based, green, clean, organic, renewable, bio-based, biodegradable and sustainable. Most of the main ingredients in the formulations can be sourced from many countries with cosmetic ingredient suppliers. We do not have a listing of the ingredients as there are options for the student depending on the country they are sourcing the ingredients.

What equipment do I need?2020-07-08T14:43:09-07:00

The Equipment Lesson has 4 Levels 
Level 1: Kitchen Equipment
For those starting out and small production
Level 2: Lab Equipment
For formulating and small production
Level 3: Medium Batch Production
For batch sizes around 42 pounds, 5 gallons. 19 liters
Level 4: Manufacturing Lab Equipment
Expensive lab equipment and manufacturing equipment for large batch production

We leave it up to each student to decide on what equipment to purchase and on what scale they want to start making products. Common kitchen equipment can be used or lab equipment. We recommend you learn the material in the course before purchasing equipment. You will learn about many equipment options and resources in the course.


How Joan Morais Defines Natural

“Natural cosmetics are made from raw materials sourced from nature, renewable feedstocks, plants and minerals. The raw materials go through the least amount of processing and processing methods. Using green chemistry and the latest sustainable, energy efficient technology, including, biotechnology and biobased ingredients. The processing method causes the least impact to humans, animals and the earth, with no or low carbon footprint. Active nutrients known as nutraceuticals are used; supplements, such as beneficial vitamins for the skin and hair. Natural cosmetics are green, renewable, sustainable clean beauty that promote nourished and radiant skin and hair.” Joan Morais



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21 reviews for Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course – Natural Hair Care Formulation

  1. Valeria Galarza

    This was the course I needed to boost my confidence in making natural hair products. Joan made this journey easy to understand. Her passion is felt in every lesson and it’s been such a joy learning from her. I’m very excited to apply everything I learned. Thank you, Joan!

  2. Aminah Lawson

    I signed up for this course to build on the foundation I have as a formulator. This class truly helped me to understand the building blocks of how to develop and formulate a product. Now when I see a product I have a clearer understanding of the list, and I know how to apply that understanding to my own process. More than anything, because of this course I believe that I have the wisdom and insight to create anything I can think of.

  3. Symonia Montgomery (verified owner)

    I am extremely grateful I found this class. Joan takes you step by step through the process. She doesn’t just give you the material she makes sure you understand the material. In addition she lends her own time to help you achieve your goal as a bonus while only asking in return that you put the information to use. Thank you Joan Morais for helping to extend my product line.

  4. Denise Shattuck (verified owner)

    Joan does an amazing job with explanation of ingredients, how to use them and hundreds of formulations to try. It was more information I could absorb in my first semester, so I will pour through it all again. This is a serious, intense course for someone interested in opening their own skin or hair care line. I highly recommend it!

  5. oluwadamilola monehin (verified owner)

    I appreciate the thoroughness of the videos. Joan makes it simple ( once you know the items i guess) to produce the desired marketable items you want. I wish Joan the very best in life and thank her for sharing her knowledge and experience. God Bless

  6. Salena Lawson (verified owner)

    I took this course after stalking it online for some time and I am so glad that I did – it’s very comprehensive. Joan is an excellent teacher. She knows her stuff and is very interested in her students learning the ins and outs of formulating. She’s mindful that we aren’t all chemists and is able to convey the information in a way that we can all process. I would recommend this class to ANYONE interested in product making for themselves or for a business.

  7. Cory Varona (verified owner)

    If you are serious about making a natural and safe Hair care product, this is the course for you. Joan is an excellent and knowledgeable instructor. I have no background in Science and this course allowed me to understand terms and practices to successfully make hair products. I loved how important safe and natural driven products are for Joan, which made me appreciate the importance of all plant based products. I enjoyed the class very much. Thanks Joan!

  8. Francine Wilson (verified owner)

    This course is exactly what I was looking for. I love how thorough the content is. Joan is very knowledgeable and gives you all of the information needed to succeed in making your own natural hair care products. This course goes beyond formulating products. I love the fact that I can review the materials anytime I want. I highly recommend this course!

  9. Gifty Serbeh-Dunn (verified owner)

    Excellent course! Comprehensive, systematic and delivered perfectly. I would recommend this course anywhere, anytime! I learnt a great deal. I love how Joan takes the mystery out working with natural ingredients.
    Thanks Joan for an excellent job. You have given me much confidence to launch my product line.

  10. eva duarte

    I love the whole experience, the videos, explanation and information. They are quick to respond when you have questions or concerns. The resources and suppliers, references and all the content really

  11. Gashen Humphrey (verified owner)

    Love how specific instructions were given to make various products that will focus on my hair texture and those I want to reach. Will definitely recommend to others!

  12. Mary Kitchings (verified owner)

    I’m really happy that I took this course. It’s so funny because I seen it a few times and didn’t have the money to take it the 1st and 2nd time I seen it. Then I came across it again for a 3rd time and was like I have to take this course. I felt like it was destine for me to take this course so I did. Joan was very helpful to use girls with our questions. I didn’t have many (not that I knew everything) lol but when I did asked a question she was right on time w/answering back. I enjoyed the video’s and the information that was given for the course, ingredients, where to purchase the supplies, and just all the knowledgeable information that was provided. I encourage any and everyone who is looking to have their own natural hair care product to take this course. You won’t go wrong. Also when you get discouraged or feel like you can’t do this just listen to the inspirational stories at the end being an entrepreneur isn’t easy but if you put your faith in God anything is possible. Thanks Joan for everything.

  13. Krystal Crawford (verified owner)

    I couldn’t have thought for a better comprehensive course on haircare making products. I am pleased and cannot wait to get to work.

  14. Abiola Adeniji (verified owner)

    This is an amazing course. #thumbs up

  15. Inas ELMAALAWI (verified owner)

    This course has met my expectations. Joan again teaches the most cutting-edge ingredients in a professional way, using only natural ingredients. what I really love it that she never use a lot of surfactants in one recipe which we can see it in commercial shampoos, she makes it simple & gentle yet effective.
    this is the most course I can really consider it natural, because there are courses that called this for themselves but they use ingredients such as polysorbate, silicones & synthetic ingrdients.
    when you, Joan, called this course Pro Hair Course, you was absolutely right.

  16. GRACE YOON (verified owner)

    I am an Aromatherapist from Australia and first of all I would like to say a big thank you to Joan. Your class was excellent, it was comprehensive and very systematic. I was especially impressed with the worksheets you have made which was very detailed and easy to follow. Thank you once again and I can highly recommend this course to anyone from anywhere.

  17. Selina Gooding

    Absolutely much information to digest but Joan makes it look effortless. The videos are easy to follow and with the diverse formulas there is something for everyone. Love the hair butter formula and look forward to sharing my creations with friends and family

  18. Cinda Kavurt (verified owner)

    Amazing information and easy to follow videos. Joan’s passion for what she does is evident in the caring manner in which she teaches and provides timely feedback to students. Anyone wanting to learn skin and hair care product making should start at!

  19. Ann Johnson (verified owner)

    Joan is an awesome instructor. She is extremely knowledgable about the craft of making natural products for the body and hair. I would recommend any course taught by Joan to anyone serious about natural product making.

  20. Inas ELMAALAWI (verified owner)

    This is the most comprehensive professional hair course I ever seen. it has a lot of wealthy information,it has the cutting edge natural surfactants on the market, it has a lot of videos. I rally like it. it rally met my expectations.

  21. Tiffany Perez

    Love how there are many formulations for dryer hair types in this course. I have curly dry textured hair and used Joan’s formulations to address my concerns that work amazing. I can now make my own natural hair products and no longer have to buy others from hair supply stores. :)

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