How to make a sugar shampoo
Sugar is such a common and widely spread foods that few people perceive it as a cosmetic ingredient. And it’s in vain, as such famous cosmetic means as sugar scrubs and masks are good confirmation of that. Adding sugar into a shampoo allows decreasing aggressive effect of surfactants on your hair, because it moisturizes scalp and makes foam especially soft. This kind of shampoo is perfect for beginners as you need the minimum of components to make it while the perfect result is guaranteed.
- Lime-tree hydrosol – 2.26 oz (64 g)
- Shampoo base – 1.06 oz (30 g)
- Sugar – 0.18 oz (5 g)
- Optiphen Plus preservative – 0.03 oz (1 g)
We add sugar to hydrosol (you may use any kind of sugar – white or brown). So that it dissolved rapidly, you can previously slightly heat up the hydrosol on a water bath.
By stirring we wait for complete dissolution of granulated sugar.
When all sugar crystals are dissolved we add shampoo base.
Once again mix everything thoroughly in order to get a homogeneous shampoo. Please note that you should mix very carefully so to avoid excessive foaming, which will interfere pouring the shampoo into bottles. If in spite of everything the foam appeared, the shampoo should be left for 10-15 minutes – the foam is going to disappear.
Let’s be sure to add the preservative as sugar is – favorite food for many bacteria.
Pour the ready-made shampoo into previously disinfected bottles or you may use pump bottles.
I didn’t add any fragrances or essential oils into this shampoo. I wanted to make absolutely neutral shampoo – with no color and smell.
Despite of its poor composition the sugar shampoo turns out to be very gentle for hair and head skin. Lack of oil additives in the shampoo helps your hair to stay clean longer and by adding sugar the head skin is protected from over drying. I want also mention the foam of this shampoo – after adding the sugar into the composition it becomes the one that has small bubbles, is creamy, very tender and soft, but still rather abundant.
- When you don’t have hydrosol you may create such a shampoo with common purified water.
- Without preservative such shampoo should be stored in a fridge no longer than 3 days.
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