We will first offer a universal formulation for making solid shampoos. Solid shampoos are great for different reasons:
-They last a long time because you only need a small amount to wash your hair.
-They are easily storable for at least 6 months and have a long life without the use of preservatives.
-They produce less waste, since they do not come in a plastic bottle that will be discarded after use.
-They are very easy to transport, especially when we have to travel by plane.
BASE RECIPE FOR SOLID SHAMPOO:
Ingredients: Preparation for about 100 grams of final product.
60 gr of surfactants SCI, SCS, or both combined. Example: 40 gr SCI, 20 gr SCS
15 gr (1Tbsp) of vegetable oils or butters
15 gr of herbal powdered extracts (clay, henna, nettle powder, lavender, rosemary)
5 gr (1tsp) of assets adapted to your needs (it can be simply clay, bicarbonate, aloe vera, etc).
2 tablespoons of hydrolate, herbal tea or water
Between 15 and 20 drops of AE appropriate to the problem you want to treat.
You will find all these ingredients easily in organic stores or online. Think that once you have them you can prepare various shampoos. It is not necessary to use many grams of each ingredient and, in addition, the solid shampoos last a long time, so you will have paid off your investment very well.
Regarding surfactants, say that SCI or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a mild surfactant derived from coconut oil. It can be combined with another solid surfactant called Sodium Coco Sulfate that offers an even more generous foam. This second surfactant is more suitable for oily hair. The first surfactant is best indicated for dry and damaged hair. Of course, a combination of both is always possible.
We will weigh all the ingredients and start by melting the chosen surfactant with the two tablespoons of hydrolate, herbal infusion or water in a water bath. We will heat gently and crush with the back of a tablespoon until the mixture forms a homogeneous paste.
Then we will add the vegetable oil or butter and we will continue mixing and crushing the pasta. Already separated from the fire, we will add the vegetable extract. We will continue to mix and integrate it.
Finally, we will add the 5 grams of active ingredients, which can be the essential treatment oils combined with glycerin, aloe, etc., depending on the type of problem we want to treat.
Then we will place the mixture in a silicone mold and let it rest for two hours in the fridge. When it is hard, we will unmold and wrap in a paper napkin to dry well for 72 hours before using it.
As we want our shampoo to treat excess hair fat, we will opt for the following composition:
60 gr of SCS surfactant
15 gr (1Tbsp) of jojoba oil (which is the best to regulate excess sebum, substitutable for hazelnut, almond or even virgin olive)
1Tbsp of dry extract of rosemary powder
1 tsp (5grs) of rassoul clay or green clay
2 tablespoons of water
Between 15-20 drops of AE from Salvia Sclarea
We will start by melting the SCS with the two tablespoons of water in a water bath. We will heat gently and we will be stirring until the mixture forms a homogeneous paste.
Then we will add the vegetable oil and we will continue mixing and crushing the pasta. Already separated from the fire, we will add the rosemary extract and the clay. We will continue mixing and crushing everything well so that it is integrated.
Finally, we will add our last ingredient, the 15 drops of essential oil of Salvia Sclarea since the EA of sage fulfills the function of regulating hair fat, just like rosemary and jojoba extract.
After unmolding it a few hours later, this will be our final result.
Our second recipe, not because it is liquid, is less effective.
SULFUR-BASED GEL SHAMPOO to regulate hair fat
Sulfur also acts as a regulator of the fat layer of the scalp as well as extracts of rosemary, jojoba oil or sage. This recipe is very simple to elaborate, practically, the only complication it has, is to find the surfactants based in coconut oil.
In our links section we indicate some online stores where you can find them.
300 ml of rosemary tea
5 grs (1tsp) of xantana
1tsp of liquid soy lecithin
2 Tbsp of jojoba oil, hazelnut, macerated oil of borage, burdock, nettle, evening primrose …
1 Tbsp of vegetable glycerin
20 drops of preservative (Cosgard if possible because it less destabilizes emulsions)
15 grams (one Tbsp) of sulfur powder
30 drops EA of Salvia Sclarea, or rosemary or tea tree in this order.
50 grams of coconut tegobetaine (it is liquid)
30 g of SCS (it is a granulated surfactant)
We will start with the infusion of rosemary still hot in which we will dissolve the soy lecithin.
Now we will add the xanthan gum always whisking very well to integrate everything, thicken it and emulsify it.
Now we will add the glycerin and the oil and we will continue beating.
It is time to add the 20 drops of our preservative and the 30 drops of the essential oil of our choice. Also our tablespoon of sulfur flower, stirring everything very well.
Finally, we will dissolve our SCS granulated surfactant in coconut betaine and integrate by stirring in our emulsion taking care not to beat excessively because we could not run out of foam.
We can now bottle our shampoo and let it rest for a few hours before using it.
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