My Shampoo Bar Recipe
Hello dear fellows!
This week I will show you how I realise my own shampoo bar for which I am super proud of! 😀
The original recipe
When I discovered how easy it was to make your own shampoo bar thanks to “Naturellement Lyla”‘s youtube video, I decided that I shall make it myself too!
The original recipe can be found here: https://naturellementlyla.com/le-shampoing-parfait-adapte-a-chaque-type-de-cheveux/
Her recipe includes only 5 ingredients: 60g Tensioactif SCI, 10g Shikakai powder, 20g vegetal oil, 10g water and 15 to 20 drops of essential oil.
Because she uses a lot of SCI, which can be a little irritant after a while, and because my scalp is quite sensitive, I decided to check out if I could modify a little to have less SCI and more active ingredients.
The modified recipe
I bought all the utensils on Aroma Zone (precision balance, mini-whisk, measuring spoons, measuring scoops, silicone mold). You can find them here: https://www.aroma-zone.com/tous-nos-produits/contenants-vides-accessoires/materiel-de-fabrication/materiel-de-dosage-et-transfert.html?mode=grid&limit=24
I prefer using glass or ceramic cups/bowls, as it is said that steel can interact with clays and powders and make them less effective.
All ingredients can also be found on the Aroma Zone website.
I firstly put 30g of SCI into a ceramic bowl which I then place in a bain-marie.
What is SCI:
SCI is a gentle surfactant derived from Coconut (denomination is Sodium cocoyl isethionate) and is the big guy which creates the foam when in contact with water.
I put the SCI into a bain-marie and leave it on a little heat.
I then weight 15g of oils which I then mix with the SCI.
Type of oil:
I wanted a shampoo that helps balance the sebum as my hair gets quite greasy after few days. To do so, I usually use Jojoba oil or Hazelnut oil which are great for greasy hair.
Sometimes I also want to add some oils that will boost hair growth. Amla oil is a mix of Amla powder (Indian gooseberry) and castor oil. This oil is well known in Ayurveda and is said to fight hair loss, stimulate hair growth. Castor oil on its own has also excellent properties for hair growth.
- Amla powder not only cures dandruff but also helps preventing hair loss. It can also be used for thickening and shining the hair. It contains natural vaitamin C that protects the hair against premature greying, split ends and breakage.
- Nettle powder is well know for helping against hair loss but also for regrowth. It improves scalp circulation so the hair follicles are stimulated.
- Marshmallow powder is great for soothing and relieving the scalp, and because it’s got a “slippery” texture, it’s excellent as a detangler
- Shikakai is used as a cleaning powder, to make hair soft and silky, prevent dandruff and promote growth.
- The active ingredient Maca Vital contains Maca roots that are said to have revitalizing ans stimulating properties. It helps hair growth and can improve the stress resistance in hair bulbs.
- The Aromazone Keratine Protect is prepared from brown algae extracts. It protects against the heat and dehydration, bringing shine and softness to the hair.
- I love the Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil for its purifying properties (aka great for oily hair). It is also great at stimulating the scalp and promoting hair growth.
- I also really like the Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis) essential oil for its refreshing and calming smell.
- My obvious go-to of all time is the Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia). From fighting against alopecia to its antibacterial properties, it has obvious calming and destressing effects that I enjoy so much under the shower.
The final recipe is as below: