How to prepare a solid shampoo at home to sanitize your hair

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Washing the hair with a solid shampoo is a great idea to restore the shine of the hair and to restore the hair. It can be prepared at home and, as it does not require packaging and is made with natural products, it is a very ecological and healthy option.

The many factors that hair is exposed to, such as pollution, extreme temperatures or dryness, make it necessary to take its care more seriously. With a simple hair care routine and using natural products that we can make at home, we can keep it healthy, shiny and silky in a natural and simple way.

To have strong, shiny and disciplined hair it is important: wash it without damaging it or altering the pH, nourish it, stimulate its growth, take care of the curls if the hair is curly, give volume and thickness to fine hair, balance the oily roots and the ends dry and fortify the hair. For all this, it is a good idea to use a solid shampoo (which you can prepare at home). Using a solid soap is convenient for you because:

  • It is a durable bar of soap, very easy to use and ecological, both because of its ingredients and because it does not require packaging.
  • It is comfortable to take with you on your trips and being natural it does not include unhealthy ingredients that can harm your health.
  • Provides a creamy and dense lather, leaves hair shiny and silky, easy to style.

WHAT IS NEEDED TO PREPARE A SOLID SHAMPOO

The shampoo is a fluid and homogeneous combination of water (hydrolates or infusions) and a mild surfactant that provides foam and cleanses. If it is natural, it will be respectful with the skin and with the environment.

  • What can you add to it? Foaming products should only contain water-soluble ingredients, such as hydrolates and floral waters. It is also essential to add a preservative, to avoid the development of microorganisms. And you can add up to 0.7% fat-soluble fragrances and / or essential oils, because the surfactant helps solubilize them.
  • Proteínas wheat. They are ideal for shampooing, as they help repair damaged hair.

It is necessary to choose the appropriate active ingredient, essential oil or vegetable oil in each case. The most effective ones will depend on the use you want to give your products and the characteristics of your hair.

  • To nurture. You should nourish your hair whenever it feels dry. Choose vegetable oils and butters for this. The 5 most recommended are avocado oil, mango butter, kukui oil or Indian nut (Aleurites Moluccana), borage and coconut oil.
  • To hydrate dry hair. I especially recommend avocado oil, mango butter, wheat germ oil, coconut oil, and borage oil.
  • To stimulate. To promote growth and stop hair loss, I recommend macadamia oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and chaulmoogra oil.
  • To strengthen. Add essential oils such as Atlas cedar, St. Thomas Bay, rosemary, sage, grapefruit, or Provence cypress.
  • How to use them. You can add vegetable oils to a scalp or tip oil bath, conditioning creams, bars, or butters, or a dry split ends serum.

NETTLE AND WHEAT PROTEIN SOLID SHAMPOO RECIPE

This shampoo is made with SCI or Sodium cocoyl isethionate, a mild anionic surfactant derived from coconut oil. Adding it to solid shampoo and shower bar formulas softens them, maintains a pH of 6, and provides a rich, creamy lather, even in hard water.

Use this shampoo to strengthen and soften your hair. You will have product for 80 washes and it will be stored for about 6 months. If you need it, you can change the vegetable oil for one of the ones I recommend for the type of hair you have; the same for essential oil. Nettle can be replaced by sage, rosemary, or horsetail.

Ingredients for 60 g:

  • 50 g of Sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI
  • 3 g of coconut vegetable oil
  • 6 g of nettle infusion or mineral water
  • 60 drops of wheat proteins
  • 20 drops of juniper essential oil

preparation:

  1. Place the SCI along with the infusion and the coconut oil in a container and put them in a water bath. While they are heating, mash and mix to obtain a paste texture.
  2. Remove from the water bath and add the wheat proteins and juniper essential oil. Mix well.
  3. Put the preparation in a silicone soap mold and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Unmold and allow to air 1 day before using.

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