How to make a solid shampoo at home? For several years already, many and many of you have wanted to test the solid shampoo. Ecological and economical, solid shampoo is really very interesting.
Today, on 10-Tricks, I offer you my recipe ideas for making your own solid and 100% natural shampoo at home.
1. Why make your solid shampoo?
Solid shampoos have been popular with consumers for several years now, but even more so this year.
Before moving on to the different recipes, I find it important to tell you why I am so interested in these homemade shampoos. Here are some advantages
- It’s economical: It is 100% true that making your own solid shampoo is economical. A single bar of shampoo bar can last 2, 3 or even 4 months depending on the number of hair washes.
- It’s eco-friendly: Of course the great advantage of this type of homemade shampoo is that it is ecological. In addition to choosing its natural ingredients that compose it, no more plastic and polluting bottles of shampoos sold in stores.
- It is convenient: Beyond the money savings and the ecological aspect, the solid shampoo takes up much less space in the shower and the bathtub than the bottles of shampoos and conditioners. Also, it can be used for both adults and children.
2. SCI surfactant to make a solid shampoo
You will find several recipes for solid shampoos made from SCI surfactant online. But what exactly is a surfactant?
The surfactant is a foaming, emulsifying and stabilizing agent which also makes it possible to effectively wash and trap dirt in very small bubbles until rinsing.
Always use an SCI surfactant!
In all solid shampoo recipes it is important to always use a surfactant SCI which is sulfate free and is necessary for sensitive hair and skin.
With and without surfactant!
You will find below some recipes for solid shampoos concocted with this ingredient and others without surfactant. It’s up to you to choose which of the recipes you prefer.
3. First solid shampoo recipe
A relatively simple first recipe (with surfactant) to make consists of the following ingredients:
- 50 g of SCI surfactant
- 25 g of white or green clay
- 30 g of coconut oil
- 15g cold water
Once all the ingredients are in hand here’s how to make this recipe:
- Heat the surfactant and coconut oil over low heat in a saucepan.
- Slowly add the white clay, mixing as you go.
- Add the water in a trickle and continue for a few minutes over low heat.
- Remove from the heat and carefully pour into a mold
- Place the mold in the refrigerator for 24 hours
And now, after a day in the refrigerator, your solid shampoo is ready to be used on your hair in the shower or in the bath.
4. Solid shampoo for all hair types
Here is another recipe that consists of SCI and is particularly effective against dandruff. It can be applied to all hair types: dry, oily, curly, mixed, etc.
The ingredients to have are:
- 1 tbsp Neem powder
- 2 tablespoons of argan oil
- 5 tablespoons of SCI surfactant
- 10 to 15 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of cold water
The steps to prepare your shampoo are:
- Heat the surfactant in a bain-marie and add the Neem powder.
- Stir constantly and add the argan oil and water.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little and add the Tea Tree essential oil.
- Pour the homogeneous mixture into molds and let stand for 24 hours.
- Unmold the shampoo bars and after 2 days you can use it on your hair.
5. Make a solid shampoo for dry hair
If you have dry, brittle and fragile hair, I offer you my own nourishing shampoo recipe. This recipe does not need that special ingredient of surfactant.
Here are the ingredients to make this solid shampoo:
- 7 tablespoons Marseille soap shavings
- 4 tablespoons of honey
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
- 120ml water
The preparation resembles the previous recipe. So here are the steps:
- Add water to a bain-marie and add the Marseille soap flakes.
- Mix to melt the soap over low heat (you must obtain a smooth texture, without lumps)
- Once the soap is well dissolved and smooth add the olive oil, almond oil and honey.
- Whisk until the ingredients are well blended and smooth.
- Remove from the heat and pour into silicone molds and place in the fridge for 24 hours.
Once out of the fridge, for optimal results it is recommended to leave the shampoo in the open air for 2 weeks before washing the hair for the first time.
6. Which powder to use for your solid shampoo?
Different natural products in powder form can be used and replaced in solid shampoo recipes.
Depending on the type of hair and the care you want to give to your hair and scalp, here are some choices of powders to use:
- Neem powder: This one is excellent if you want to concoct an anti-dandruff shampoo.
- Clay powder: Green clay or white clay powder is excellent for oily hair.
- Shikakai powder: This powder can be used to take care of curly hair as well as to promote hair growth.
- Orange powder: This is very effective in giving shine and suppleness to your hair.