I’m excited to be able to bring you a Video Tutorial: Shampoo Soap Step by Step. In this video I will walk you through how to make your own shampoo bar soap. Really, this can be watched to get an idea of how to make any hot processed lye soap, as the directions are the same. Only the ingredients are different for shampoo bars.
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Regular shampoos are jam packed full of ingredients that are not good for your skin, brain, organs, etc. I had an odd experience the other day. I was out without my shampoo bars and had to use a shampoo product that was “clean and clear”. Even looking at the ingredients I decided it was better than most. After I washed my hair there was this plastic like slimy substance in the mesh shower drain. It wasn’t just soap bubbles, it was really odd. Just another convincing incident to make me love using my own.
You can spend a lot of money of organic shampoos, or you can simply make your own shampoo bars. The difference between these bars and other soap bar recipes is that they are made with a number of more expensive oils (though a batch is still cheaper than what you would spend on organic shampoo) that are very nourishing and healing to your hair. You can use these on your entire body if you wish. They are all around great bars.
For shampoo bar recipes, go to 7 Shampoo Bar Recipes.
For those of you who have never used shampoo bars, you need to know that it will not feel like your usual shampoo when you use it. Your hair is used to being over-stripped of it’s natural oils and then piled high with -usually- not so healthy oils. It takes a week or two for your hair to break this cycle. Once it does, your scalp will produce enough oils to create a beautiful shine, without you having those oily problems like you used to.
To use, just lather in your hands or on a washcloth like you would a soap bar and massage through your hair.