How to make a solid shampoo
A solid shampoo becomes more and more popular among other substances for hair washing. In comparison with liquid shampoos it has a great number of advantages. Natural ingredients are used for its production. There are no preservatives in its structure or they are present in a minimal amount, it does not require packaging, it is not spilled while being transported and as it requires little space it is very economic in using. When making this shampoo with your own hands it can be given any shape, beautifully packaged and it will become a very relevant gift.
- Sage hydrosol – 0.63 oz (18 g.)
- Tensioactif SCI – 1.41 oz (40 g.)
- Sodium coco-sulfate – 0.7 oz (20 g.)
- Surfactant cocoa (Sodium Cocoabutteramphoacetate) – 0.35 oz (10 g.)
- Macadamia oil – 0.18 oz (5 g.)
- Betaine – 0.11 oz (3 g.)
- Rassoul clay – 0.11 oz (3 g.)
- Essential oil of sage – 0.02 oz (0.5 g.)
- Preservative Phenonip- 0.02 oz (0.5 g.)
We should weigh and mix the surfactants. Sodium coco-sulfate – vegetal surfactant obtained from coconut oil, it has a high foaming properties. Tensioactif SCI is also obtained from coconut oil, this surfactant is perfectly tolerated by the skin, provides a creamy foam, foams well even in hard water and softens the shampoo formula.
We add cocoa surfactant to solid surfactants. Sodium Cocoabutteramphoacetate has a very gentle influence on skin and hair, reduces water hardness and aggressive influence of other more severe surfactants. Cocoa surfactants are used to make children’s cosmetics and cosmetics for sensitive skin. It makes combing hair easier, removes static electricity, and significantly extends the interval between the procedures of hair washing because they stay clean longer.
We add macadamia oil to surfactants and put it altogether on a water bath. We wait for the complete dissolution of surfactants, stirring occasionally.
In a separate vessel we warm up hydrosol of sage.
We add it to the molten surfactants.
Mixing it all well to obtain a homogeneous mass.
We set a mixture of surfactants and hydrosol to cool. At this time we dissolve betaine in a small amount of hydrosol. Betaine is a supplement that softens and conditions the hair.
Add betaine into the shampoo mixture and mix everything thoroughly.
Add the essential oil of sage – one of the best essential oils for hair care.
To make solid shampoo being stored for a long time in the bathroom, we add a phenonip preservative.
In last turn add Rassoul clay. Rassoul improves the texture of the solid shampoo, in addition, it has the ability to cleanse the hair and scalp.
We mix everything to obtain a homogeneous thick mass.
Put it into a mold.
A day after we take a ready-made solid shampoo out of the mold. First it appears to be a little bit soft, in order to be able to use it, the shampoo should be dried in the open air for 1-2 weeks.
It is very easy to use a solid shampoo. It is soaped on wet hair, foamed and washed off with a large amount of warm water.
- Depending on the hair length, 3-4 oz (100 g.) bar of a solid shampoo bar is enough for 60-80 uses.
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