How to - Conditioning Shampoo Bars
From looking at that picture I'd be tempted to think we were making cookies today, but we're not. These little cuties are solid shampoo bars.
With summer and vacation time quickly approaching, you might want to consider popping one of these travel-friendly shampoo bars into your bag.
And guess what, they're super simple to make.
The dry surfactants in these are coconut-based, and there are a couple of hair conditioning goodies added so you won't need any additional products to cleanse and condition your hair while traveling.
OK I have a confession to make.
You don't need to have a vacation planned to make and use these bars - they're great to use at home as well.
Are you ready to get busy making shampoo bars?
LisaLise's Conditioning Shampoo BarsThis amount will make 4 guest sized soap bars - just enough for you and a friend.
Phase A Ingredients
- Mango butter: 9 gr / 0.32 oz
- Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI): 33.5 gr / 1.18 oz
- Sodium Coco Sulfate: 30 gr / 1.06 oz
- Demineralised Water: 19.5 gr / 0.69 oz
- Panthenol: 2 gr / 0.07 oz
- Guar gum: 4 gr / 0.14 oz
- Shikake Powder: 2 gr / 0.07 oz
Method1. Melt butter slowly over low heat
2. Remove from heat
3. Add Phase B ingredients and mix well
4. Add Phase C ingredients and mix well. The mixture will become a dough-like mass that is easy to handle.
5. Press into molds and chill for approximately half an hour6. Unmold and let dry at room temperature until hardened. Depending on the climate you are in, this can take from 2 to 7 days.
See how easy that was?
What could be used in place of panthenol? and can xanthan gum be used in place of guar? Thank you.
I made this shampoo bar..It was lovely to use, but the problem I faced was that when I tried to make it, I think the water wasn't enough as it clumped up when I heated it.So the bar didn't come out smooth...Since some of the water evaporates when we heat..how do I compensate for that water loss? The only change I made was that I substituted shikakai powder for guar gum like you mentioned in the comments. And if I add some citric acid solution to this mixture can I lower the ph from 6.5? If so,can you please let me know a starting point?
Thank you so much for the lovely recipe, I bought your book..Can't wait to try the lovely recipes :)
Thank you for sharing. After reading this, I could not help buying the ebook and starting to make my own bars. When I am looking to buy guar gum, I find two types of guar gum from two suppliers. Their INCI names are :
Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Guar) gum
Can you confirm with type should I buy to make shampoo bars ?
I must confess, your blog is my new favorite evening read :-) I have a (silly) question. I made a couple of shampoo bars following your awesome recipe, and would like to customize (add a few other botanicals). Is there a way to melt the bars or do I have to start all over. I know it's best to start over, but just didn't want to waste. Thank you!
I would like to know what could i substitute SCS with? I am from India and SCS is not available.
I'm getting ready to experiment with making a new shampoo bar and was wondering if substituting the water with vinegar would be problematic.