|conditioning shampoo bars by Stella Crown|
A few months ago, a friend presented us the shampoos she has been making over the past few years, and they have thrilled me as they had a special feature: they were solid! So I started looking for this very new product (for me) informations, I actually read everyrthing, I did some experiments until I started creating my own formulas. Iaam telling you this: Since I wash my hair with this type of shampoo, I can not go back to the shampoos I used before from the market.
Τhe revolution in hair care is rightly called solid shampoo bar and is the ideal choice for everyday use, easy transfer to the gym, or to the swimming pool or travelling. The shampoo that we are going to talk today is 100% handmade shampoo in the form of a soap bar with mild cleansing agents that respect the scalp's natural flora. Active cleansing that leaves hair healthy and nourished.
It lasts longer than classic liquid-form shampoos and is environmentally friendly as it is not accompanied by plastic packaging. Think that just 100 grams of shampoo, provide 60-70 washes. How awesome is that?
The idea of the calendula petals is coming from Lush's products, while I was surfing in instagram; I liked it a lot and adopted it, adjusting my recipe accordingly.
Let’s make some shampoos. Are you ready?
Calendula & Panthenol Conditioning Shampoo Bars
recipe for 100 g | 3.5 oz
6 g | 0.21 oz mango butter
2 g | 0.07 oz calendula oil
6 g | 0.21 oz BTMS
3 g | 0.11 oz cetyl alcohol
40 g | 1.41 oz SCI (Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate)- USE A DUST MASQUE
38 g | 1.34 oz SCS (Sodium Coco Sulfate)- USE A DUST MASQUE
3 g | 0.11 oz calendula hydrosol
2 g | 0.07 oz d-panthenol
1 g | 0.04 oz silk protein
1 g | 0.04 oz natural preservative
1 g | 0.04 oz calendula fragrance oil
- Before you start making the shampoo, sterilise tools, containers, work surface, wear gloves and DEFINITELY a masque because you must not breath any of the powders that will be used in this project.
- Ιn a beaker, pour the Phase A ingredients and prepare a water-bath (bain-marie) by filling a heat- proof saucepan, 1/3 full of water. Place the beaker into the water-bath.
- In a bowl, carefully add the Phase B ingredients and mix with a stainless whisker very gently to avoid dusting. Add the Phase C ingredients and stir again with your hands this time. Pour the Phase A ingredients (after they have melted well) and mix by hand until your mixture becomes a nice dough.
- Press into mold and place it the refrigerator. Allow to cure for 2 to 4 hours. Unmold and let your shampoos dry for 24 hours.
Apply to wet hair and make gentle massage starting from the roots to the edges.
The shampoo should dry between uses. Allow to dry on a luffa sponge.
They are suitable for all hair types.
- Mango butter deeply nourishes the hair without losing weight and stimulates its elasticity, while calendula oil and hydrosol moisturize the scalp, help in hair growth and fight dandruff.
- BTMS is a herbal agent that comes from the natural Colza oil which softens and smoothes the hair while cetyl alcohol is also a softening factor.
- SCI is a natural surfactant, a powdered palm kernel derivative and is combined with SCS which is a coconut oil-derived surfactant that allows the incorporation of vegetable oils or butters.
- Provitamin B5 (d-panthenol) balances, moistures and gives softness to the hair, and silk protein which penetrates and locks the natural moisture to the hair making it soft and silky.