Hi, beauties! As you well know, I love DIY because it allows me to create recipes with different ingredients. Among my favorite DIY products, for sure there is a homemade shampoo bar. In this post, I had fun creating a DIY shampoo bar with Ayurvedic powders. Practicing Yoga and Meditation to balance body and mind, I wanted to bring these concepts into my DIY solid shampoo recipe as well. Hence the use of Ayurvedic powders such as Shikakai and Hibiscus.
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DIY shampoo bar with Ayurvedic Powders: how to use them for hair
Shikakai powder in shampoo bar recipe
Shikakai powder is a herb obtained from the bark of a shrub. I have been using this powder in my hair recipes for a few months now, as shampoo and masks, with excellent results. Shikakai powder has many benefits (read my previous post here) but what I have found the most, from my personal experience, is its strong untangling power! Having curly and frizzy hair, I often have knots in my hair so untangling shampoo is vital for me. With Shikakai, I’m sure I’ll get the right result.
Hibiscus powder is a new ingredient I wanted to test because its properties are mainly focused on strength and shine hair. Given its color, it is ideal for accentuating the shine of mahogany hair. Out of curiosity, I bought it and tested it in this shampoo.
Ayurvedic shampoo bar recipe
What you will need
To create this Ayurvedic shampoo bar recipe, I used these ingredients:
- SCI (sodium cocoyl Isethionate ) 21g (O.74 Oz), you can find it here
- Deionized water 2mL (0.07 fOz), you can find it here
- Conditioner Emulsifier vegetable 3g (0.10 Oz), you can find it here
- BTMS 1.8g (0.06 Oz), you can find it here
- Shikakai powder 1.8g (0.06 Oz), you can find it here
- Hibiscus powder 1g (0.035 Oz), you can find it here
- Mango butter 1.8g (0.06 Oz), you can find it here
- Preservatives 0.18g (0.06 Oz), (I used Geogard), you can find it here
- Vitamin E 0.1g (0.003 Oz), you can find it here
- Fragrance (2 drops) (I used Ylang Ylang), you can find it here
The conditioner emulsifier vegetable is a mixture of cetearyl alcohol, lecithin, sodium cetearyl sulfate and vegetable oil all from vegetable origin.
The procedure is really easy:
- weight SCI in a glass jar
- combine all the solid ingredients and add water to mix it easier
- continue to mix the ingredients in a bain-marie or use a microwave to melt them. Once you got a paste add preservatives and fragrance
- pour in a plastic mold and let it cool down
Leave the solid shampoo to solidify for at least 24 hours before using it.
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This formula met my expectations. I wanted a shampoo that could wash and untangle my hair and that’s what I found using it.
I’m really happy!!
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