How To Make Natural Shampoo
Solid shampoo for washing hair - recipes and rules of use
Many women are accustomed to using liquid cosmetics when caring for their scalp and hair. At the same time, dense products are usually distinguished by a more interesting composition. Having tried something like this at least once, it is difficult to refuse its further use.
Such a product can be purchased from cosmetic stores, and you can also make a solid shampoo at home.
Advantages of a dense shampoo over conventional hair washing products, its main disadvantages
Currently, shampoos with a non-viscous consistency are becoming more and more popular. Women are happy to replace liquid detergents with them, which contain a huge amount of preservatives, dyes, and synthetic components.
The main benefits of a solid tool include:
- natural composition;
- pronounced medicinal properties;
- high efficiency;
- ease of use;
- cost effective.
Dense shampoo products are available from pharmacies and beauty salons. They look like regular soap.
Some manufacturers prefer a creative approach to the design of such products, so they can be easily purchased as a gift for a close friend or relative.
These products do not contain synthetic foaming agents, ingredients harmful to the skin.
They are based on natural fatty acids, sodium salts, vitamins, herbal decoctions. A non-liquid consistency is an unfavorable environment for the development of microorganisms, so there is no need to add preservatives to the product.
Depending on what ingredients are present in the composition, the shampoo can solve certain problems, improve the condition of the scalp and hair. Solid preparations are very convenient to use. You can take them with you on trips, but it is recommended to store such products in soap dishes. This prevents them from getting wet.
Unfortunately, industrially produced solid shampoos are quite expensive and for many people this is a significant disadvantage. But the high price is fully justified by the exceptional quality and high production costs. In addition, such products are much more economical than the usual products intended for washing your hair.They do not foam as well and are consumed very slowly.
Recipes and rules for the preparation of a solid detergent product, ingredients used
Before making a solid shampoo, you need to decide on your own needs. For oily hair care, its composition can be one, and for washing hair prone to dryness - completely different.
The following ingredients must be present in the cleansing product:
- 100-150 grams of soap base;
- dry herbs in the amount of 2 tablespoons;
- half a glass of boiling water;
- teaspoon of base oil;
- 10-15 drops of essential oil.
Soap base for the classic solid shampoo is sold in specialized cosmetic stores, in the departments of goods for creativity, in pharmacies. Her choice should be approached quite responsibly. It should be as fresh as possible. It is better to give preference to a natural product without dyes.
Preparation of a solid shampoo for any type of hair should be started with the preparation of a decoction or infusion. Pour dry herbs with boiling water, let it brew for 30-40 minutes, and then strain.
Some experts advise to boil plant materials for 1-2 minutes.
In this case, the need for insisting disappears, but some of the nutrients will be destroyed. Straining is optional. Sometimes the particles of medicinal plants look very attractive in the finished product, which is very important when making a drug as a gift.
For each type of hair, you need to use certain herbs. So, for example, for the normal type, the following are ideal: chamomile, sage, calendula. For oily hair, it is better to use: mint, burdock, thyme, calendula. Suitable for dry hair: coltsfoot, lavender.
It is permissible to use herbs not separately, but as part of the fees. They are sold in pharmacies. As a base fatty phase, you can use grape seed oil, macadamia oil, burdock, almond, castor oil. If the curls are oily, you can refuse this component. This will not affect the quality of the finished shampoo.
Essential oils must be selected strictly according to their own needs. So, for example, neroli, orange, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose, and rosemary oils are suitable for dry hair. For oily hair, it is better to use grapefruit, bergamot, tea tree, cedar, lemon oils.
Melt the soap base in a water bath or in a microwave oven. It is important that it does not start to boil, otherwise there may be problems with the solidification of the finished product. After the base becomes liquid, you need to add a decoction of herbs, oily components, essential concentrates to it and mix thoroughly. The quantitative ratio base: oil phase: herbal decoction should be approximatelybut equal to 5: 1: 3. You can add aromatic components, vitamins to the finished mixture. Citrus flakes and various natural dyes can be used as decoration.
The finished mass must be poured into molds and placed in the freezer until it solidifies completely. When handmade shampoo is made for a gift, it is recommended to use special curly shapes. It is also permissible to pour the mixture into regular soap dishes.
Recipes for a useful solid handmade shampoo can be invented on your own. The main thing is that they contain all of the above components in the recommended proportions.
The composition may contain valuable industrial oils, which help fight hair loss, as well as plant extracts.
How to use solid shampoos correctly
Handmade hair shampoos are quite comfortable to use. Some people may find it a little odd to use the product, but this feeling only occurs at first. Solid detergents are similar to regular soap. The bar should be wet, lather your hands with plenty of soap and apply to hair, lather.
In this case, one should not hope for the appearance of abundant foam, but this does not affect the quality of washing. Before you start using the prepared solid hair shampoo, be sure to wet your head. When the curls are washed, rinse off the product, apply a balm or mask.
Shampoos have solid ingredients that give them an attractive appearance, but they may not be very comfortable to use. So, for example, do not add too small chips of dried orange peel to the product. It will be difficult to wash it afterwards.
After using homemade shampoos, the hair becomes stronger, thicker, shiny. After a couple of weeks, the effect will be visible. The main thing is to choose the right ingredients.