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So far I've just made shampoo bar soap. It works ok, but the main bummer is all the hair that sticks to the bars. Haven't found a homemade hair conditioner. Guess I'm just learning to live without.
I don't make shampoo but I intend to soon. I have a couple recipes if you would like them, just email me. I don't have a conditioner recipe though.
Wish I could help you out but I`ve never even worked up the courage to try making soap!
I've made bar shampoo and liquid shampoo as well. After using it, I then use a vinegar/herb rinse and if you want conditioning power, you put stinging nettles in the rinse. My recipe comes from Norma Coney's book and it might be easier if you checked your library for the book, as the instructions are pretty long. If you want me to send you the instructions I will, but email may be better. I really liked this shampoo, but haven't made any for awhile. Have a wonderful day!
We tried Castile soap for hair shampoo and it left our hair gummy and with a build up actually too. Instead we found shampoo bars called; "J.R. Liggett's Old Fashioned Shampoo Bars" They have an original formula and an herbal one, we like both. You don't need a conditioner, because it leaves some of your own natural oils on your hair folicles. We buy them through Azure Standard but have seen them in our local health food stores, costing arouns $4.85 a bar( which last a long time)I do have a shampoo bar recipe( when making lye soap) but have not tried it yet.
Let me know when you find one you like. I've never heard of them but am interested.
I have not made my own shampoo, but I do "make" my own conditioner. It is just half vinegar, half water and it works great. And no, my hair doesn't smell like vinegar. :-)
WEll shoot.. thanks everyone for your input. Anke- I do the vinegar rinse about once or twice a month. If you rinse well it doesnt leave a vinegar smell. I like the way it feels after wards too but it stinks as a detangler. I havent ever tried any of the shampoo bars.. I did try one recipe the other night and my hair was YUCK! lol so that recipe was nixed. The girls and I all have hair below our waist and its slightly fine and one girl its really thick. So detangling of some kind is a must.. I will just keep looking..
I made one once out of that clear brown soap (having a senior moment, can't recall the name)cooked it up with some herbs. It was nasty and fermented in the jar and was nothing special, either. lolI know you're looking to make your own, but I use Aussie three minute miracle for a conditioner on Willow's long fine hair. Tree
I hope you will post about your shampoo and conditioner when you find the 'right' recipe! I've only done bar soap, lots of fun, but not shampoo.
wish I could help but I haven't made any shampoo yet, would like to try someday though!
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